Post by J is Justice on Dec 28, 2012 17:21:58 GMT -5
I've been going to a social anxiety group, and one of the excersises they had us do was to record our own voice and listen back to it, since apparantly a lot of people with social anxiety hate their own voice. Anyway, I did it and it was pretty much the most horrific thing I've ever heard. To me, I sound nothing like that. The members at the group listened back to it and said I had a nice, soothing voice. Bullshit! I'm hoping if I keep listening back to it, I'll get used to it and it won't seem so bad. I was also hoping to do some recording on youtube, but now I don't wanna make anyones ears bleed.
Two years ago, I hosted a show on SiriusXM's E Street Radio. The company sent me a CD recording and I still haven't listened to it. My friends and family did and said I did a good job, but that's hardly an unbiased opinion.
The only time I can remember being comfortable with my voice, oddly enough, was when I was asked to do a reading at a funeral. Maybe it was the acoustics, or the amplification from the microphone.
I don't mind it when I'm speaking, but I HATE HATE HATE it when played back.
This, although I wouldn't say I HATE it when it's played back. More like I'm a little bugged by how awkward and how young I still sound. I'm 23 years old (24 in less than 2 weeks), yet I sound like I'm still 15 or something. So once in a while, I purposely try to deepen by voice when I speak just a little, and people who know me end up asking "Why are you talking that?".
Hell, the one benefit of getting a cold is that my voice sounds BETTER, and the way it should be.
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Post by "Gentleman" AJ Powell on Dec 28, 2012 20:22:25 GMT -5
I don't mind it, but when I hear it played back, I always sound way deeper than I think.
Like, for years, I've answered the house phone and had people think it was my dad, which I always found odd, as I never thought I sounded like him, but then I had a video with me in it played back and realised I sound quite a bit like him.
Then again, one of my friends told me I sound like a cross between a rapist and a British Batman when I snuck up behind him, not sure how to feel about that. I also apparently enunciate very well and speak with "Received pronunciation" according to my English Language tutor.
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My voice is rather deep. I don't mind hearing myself speaking but sometimes when I hear myself on a recording, I think to my self "Do I really sound like that?" A few girls have said that I have a sexy voice. I remember going through puberty at around age 12 and my voice cracked here and there and then it got deeper.
I would not mind having a career in radio. I am a journalism major but I am mostly into writing. I know my voice is deep but when I heard my voice when I tried interviewing people for a story I was about to cover, I thought it made my voice sound deeper than I thought.