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Does everyone else hate the sound of their own voice?

I think my voice sounds okay, but I have a speech impediment (a lisp) that I've had my whole life, and I don't hear it unless I listen to a tape of me speaking, at which point I cringe in horror.
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Does everyone else hate the sound of their own voice?

I think my voice sounds okay, but I have a speech impediment (a lisp) that I've had my whole life, and I don't hear it unless I listen to a tape of me speaking, at which point I cringe in horror.


I loathe the sound of my own voice. You seem like a braver individual than I, agreeing to go on blue's podcast and all. I don't think I want my voice being anywhere on the Internet.

This is all kinda strange, because I talk a LOT.

I think I sound like I still haven't gone through puberty...
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The last time I heard a recording of my own voice, it didn't sound anything like I do in my head.
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I don't hate the sound of my own voice. It does sound different recorded, but I don't think it sounds bad.
 
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I'm gonna have to start sifting through back episodes of the podcast and start putting voices with names.
 
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I don't hate the sound of my own voice. It does sound different recorded, but I don't think it sounds bad.


I agree with you there, discounting my lisp. My voice sounds different, but I don't think it sounds bad, until the lisp comes in.

You can hear it, actually, on the podcast: I thought it was much better on last week's episode, but as the interview went on I stopped paying attention to my speaking as much and it got terrible I think.
 
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funkadillo wrote:
I don't hate the sound of my own voice. It does sound different recorded, but I don't think it sounds bad.


I think I'll agree with this statement (for myself)... the funny thing, when I did go on Blue's podcast, I sounded like I spoke with more of an accent than I normally do... Like I have an "interview" voice that is a little different than my normal voice. It wasn't intentional but I noticed it when listening to my episode.

I remember in my high school speech class the teacher always recorded our speech's and then played them back to the whole class immediately after you finished. THAT was the worst, cause not only does it not sound right, but you hear every flaw and feel even more self-conscious.
 
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I don't hate the sound of my own voice. It does sound different recorded, but I don't think it sounds bad.


I think I'll agree with this statement (for myself)... the funny thing, when I did go on Blue's podcast, I sounded like I spoke with more of an accent than I normally do... Like I have an "interview" voice that is a little different than my normal voice. It wasn't intentional but I noticed it when listening to my episode.

I remember in my high school speech class the teacher always recorded our speech's and then played them back to the whole class immediately after you finished. THAT was the worst, cause not only does it not sound right, but you hear every flaw and feel even more self-conscious.


Oh god ... I always hated giving presentations anyway, so that'd be a nightmare for me.

But in that case I'd be bothered by hearing my mistakes and not by my voice.

What a sadistic teacher.
 
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I can't stand my voice. I think I either always sound like I am 12 years old or like I have a mouth full of marbles. Also, I hate the sound of my laugh.

I've done tech support on the phone for residental internet and then also for commercial services. When i did residential I played up the sounding 12, and smiled, and made it so that people would actually say "i don't want to be mad at you, you sound so nice!" When i switched to business customers i tried really hard to NOT sound that way because if i did some of them would ask to speak to a man. not kidding.

But without any conscious thought to it, like when I did the podcast, i hate my voice.

It's funny because me being interviewed came from someone complimenting my voice over skype and I remember thinkgin "really? what? me? MY voice?"
 
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jageroxorz wrote:
Does everyone else hate the sound of their own voice?

I think my voice sounds okay, but I have a speech impediment (a lisp) that I've had my whole life, and I don't hear it unless I listen to a tape of me speaking, at which point I cringe in horror.


Also, I think your voice sounds good and I don't notice the lisp when we play through the ages. i haven't listened to your podcast yet, but i wanted to let you know that it's not something I notice.
 
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funkadillo wrote:
Melsana wrote:

I remember in my high school speech class the teacher always recorded our speech's and then played them back to the whole class immediately after you finished. THAT was the worst, cause not only does it not sound right, but you hear every flaw and feel even more self-conscious.


Oh god ... I always hated giving presentations anyway, so that'd be a nightmare for me.

But in that case I'd be bothered by hearing my mistakes and not by my voice.

What a sadistic teacher.

That actually sounds like a very good way to educate on speech. Are you going to interrupt them every time they speak improperly and destroy their confidence during the speech?

Unless the teacher is actively replaying errors over and over again without instruction on how to correct the error, I doubt they're sadistic. Just effective. it's no different than rereading a post before (or after) publishing.

There's a reason sports team review their game tapes the next day -- so they can see their errors and adjust. Find flaws to fix AND see what worked well to improve one's confidence.
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jageroxorz wrote:
Does everyone else hate the sound of their own voice?

I think my voice sounds okay, but I have a speech impediment (a lisp) that I've had my whole life, and I don't hear it unless I listen to a tape of me speaking, at which point I cringe in horror.


Because it tells me I'm not pretty and that it hates me.
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Unless the teacher is actively replaying errors over and over again without instruction on how to correct the error, I doubt they're sadistic. Just effective. it's no different than rereading a post before (or after) publishing.


It has been way too long, but I honestly don't remember there being any "correction" going on. Just a re-listening. But maybe there was.

Ultimately though my memory of that teach is more a feeling sorry for her than anything else. She was not very well liked, nor was she very bright.

Two stories that will explain...

There was one speech we had to give a "How to" speech, you pick the subject. Well one set of boys in the class gave a How to Play a drinking game. They brought in real beer in a Thermos and told her it was ginger ale, and she didn't think anything of it.

And this is the part that makes me feel sad...

One time she came into class and one of her boobs was down at her waist instead of where it should be. Everyone in class was snickering at her. And she didn't have a clue as to why. She even asked one guy in the class (not the ones with the beer) but he was too embarrassed to answer her honestly. (As I probably would have been.) She did eventually leave class and when she came back it was back in its proper location. But that always left me feeling sorry for that teacher, even though I still didn't like her as a teacher.
 
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nyriv wrote:

funkadillo wrote:
Melsana wrote:

I remember in my high school speech class the teacher always recorded our speech's and then played them back to the whole class immediately after you finished. THAT was the worst, cause not only does it not sound right, but you hear every flaw and feel even more self-conscious.


Oh god ... I always hated giving presentations anyway, so that'd be a nightmare for me.

But in that case I'd be bothered by hearing my mistakes and not by my voice.

What a sadistic teacher.

That actually sounds like a very good way to educate on speech. Are you going to interrupt them every time they speak improperly and destroy their confidence during the speech?

Unless the teacher is actively replaying errors over and over again without instruction on how to correct the error, I doubt they're sadistic. Just effective. it's no different than rereading a post before (or after) publishing.

There's a reason sports team review their game tapes the next day -- so they can see their errors and adjust. Find flaws to fix AND see what worked well to improve one's confidence.


I didn't notice it was for a speech class. I thought it was just a random teacher. Which would've been pretty nuts, haha.

But still, I'd rather hear it the next day instead of hearing it right after. And I'd probably rather listen to it by myself or 1 on 1 with the teacher, and not in front of the whole class.
 
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I'm sure this will shock none of you, but I'm pretty happy with the sound of my voice. I do think I sound a little young and that I say "um, you know, like" a lot. That said, my speaking voice is something I've always gotten a lot of compliments on so I've kind of learned to be comfortable with it. I didn't always like it, but now? I'm totally one of those people who likes to listen to themselves talk.

That said, there's plenty of other things about me that I don't like or that I feel insecure about.
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I'm sure this will shock none of you, but I'm pretty happy with the sound of my voice. I do think I sound a little young and that I say "um, you know, like" a lot. That said, my speaking voice is something I've always gotten a lot of compliments on so I've kind of learned to be comfortable with it. I didn't always like it, but now? I'm totally one of those people who likes to listen to themselves talk.

That said, there's plenty of other things about me that I don't like or that I feel insecure about.


Pfft.

That's like Brad Pitt saying "I'm pretty happy with my physical appearance". You have a beautiful voice.
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The worst is when I'm on the phone and someone calls me ma'am. It's very embarrassing.

Kinda like the time a solicitor showed up at my house a couple years ago and asked if my parents were home. I bit the bullet on that one and said no. I'd rather they think it was my parents' house than have to talk to them...
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The worst is when I'm on the phone and someone calls me ma'am. It's very embarrassing.

Kinda like the time a solicitor showed up at my house a couple years ago and asked if my parents were home. I bit the bullet on that one and said no. I'd rather they think it was my parents' house than have to talk to them...


Also bad, getting carded when buying beer in Quebec. In 27, drinking age is 18 there.
 
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ChickenSedan wrote:
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The worst is when I'm on the phone and someone calls me ma'am. It's very embarrassing.

Kinda like the time a solicitor showed up at my house a couple years ago and asked if my parents were home. I bit the bullet on that one and said no. I'd rather they think it was my parents' house than have to talk to them...


Also bad, getting carded when buying beer in Quebec. In 27, drinking age is 18 there.


Well not sure about Quebec, but around here they are required to card you till you are 40 (IIRC) so if you aren't carded that means you look like you are over 40, which is depressing.
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I still get carded at Casinos, which I think is insulting because you only have to be 18 to gamble.

I'm 24.
 
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This is one of the reasons I haven't volunteered to be on the podcast.
 
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ChickenSedan wrote:
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The worst is when I'm on the phone and someone calls me ma'am. It's very embarrassing.

Kinda like the time a solicitor showed up at my house a couple years ago and asked if my parents were home. I bit the bullet on that one and said no. I'd rather they think it was my parents' house than have to talk to them...


Also bad, getting carded when buying beer in Quebec. In 27, drinking age is 18 there.


I'm 31 and I've still never bought alcohol in my life without being at least asked how old I was. 9 times out of 10 I'm carded.

I was always carded for cigarettes too up until a few years ago when I quit smoking.
 
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This is one of the reasons I haven't volunteered to be on the podcast.

And this is the funniest thing. I think your voice is good, and it's how I know you. I'd love to hear you on Blue's podcast.

I'm not all that happy with my own recorded voice but then I think, "Meh. It is what it is, and it's how everyone else remembers me." If you all heard my voice the way I do, you'd be thinking, "Who is that?"

Well, you'd wonder right after you thought, "Wow, his voice is dead sexy!" Alas.
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funkadillo wrote:
I'm 31 and I've still never bought alcohol in my life without being at least asked how old I was. 9 times out of 10 I'm carded.

At some point that becomes a blessing. I hope you're not complaining!
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