When you want your audience to hear pure joy, a voice brimming with jubilation and happiness, seek out the contagious, joyful voice. It's tough to hear this bursting voice without feeling the joy yourself.
A joyful voice shares a pure, authentic happiness. In fact, it's beyond happiness, and it's more than a type of voice, but almost a state of being. We can't help but think of the joyful noise made in prayer or the simplicity of a child seeing snow for the first time. This beautiful voice holds wonder, purity, and an innocence that we simply love.
You may choose this type of voice to portray that simple, pure wonder and happiness. Joy can be seen on the faces of children, bridal couples, and those singing in prayer. But in audio, we can't see the faces so the voices have to be even the more expressive. This voice has wide appeal, and an audience listening to a Bible study, a podcast, an audiobook, or film will all appreciate the authentic wonder that a joyful voice shares.
A joyful voice is happy. It's pure and full of wonder. There's a magical quality to it, and though the speaker can be any age, gender, race, or ethnicity and the voice can be low or of a higher note, the quality of wonder is always there. It may be spoken in whispered, slow tones, to show that the speaker is allowing every piece of the joy to sink in.
Joy is a beautiful, contagious quality and a great addition to any voice work where it is appropriate. We all know we all can use a little extra joy right now, so please, share away!