There's more to acing interviews than holding the vocal fry

A creaky voice is often off-putting, but it may not toast your job prospects

By Bethany Brookshire, 11:33 AM June 6, 2014

Human vocal chords can produce an astonishing array of sounds: shrill and fearful, low and sultry, light and breathy, loud and firm. The slabs of muscle in our throat make the commanding sound of a powerful bass and a baby’s delightful, gurgling laugh. There are voices that must be taken seriously, voices that play and voices that seduce.

And then there’s vocal fry.

Bringing to mind celebrity voices like Kim Kardashian or Zooey Deschanel, vocal fry is a result of pushing the end of words and se...

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