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Re: Voices
« Reply #60 on: August 10, 2010, 02:40:12 AM »
My voice is flat and nasal. I really don't like it. It sounds harsh and unfriendly.

Harsh and unfriendly.  Mine does, too.  I always sound like I'm coppin' attitude.   :-\

Ugh.  Me too.  When I talk, I don't hear it, but recordings of my voice make me cringe.  It's so much more high-pitched than it sounds to me, too.  When I talk on the phone or when I waited tables, I made a conscious effort to talk in a lower voice because my normal voice seems so annoying.  And when I say, "Wisconsin" without thinking about it, it comes out, "wis-KAAN-sin."  Yech.


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« Reply #61 on: August 10, 2010, 03:40:40 AM »
I don't really even like my voice as I hear it in my head, I sometimes notice it when I'm talking and want to stop because it sounds so bad that I think that it bothers other people. Taped it's even worse, it sounds abnormal to me, like it doesn't belong among other voices but was recorded separately and edited in badly.

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Re: Voices
« Reply #62 on: August 10, 2010, 03:54:10 AM »
I dont mind my voice at all when I'm speaking - I think it's kind of nice, warm and feminine, although this may just be my opinion.

However, on the phone I sound like a young child, very girly. That's irritating.

My DH however has an amazing, deep voice. He also has a very nice accent. He was once approached by a stranger to do voiceovers. I wish he would!
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Re: Voices
« Reply #63 on: August 10, 2010, 06:54:22 AM »


I hate my voice. It sounds too deep and very Australian.
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« Reply #64 on: August 10, 2010, 08:24:45 AM »
One of my eyes is larger than the other. I don't notice it much at all when looking in the mirror, but if you flip that mirror image - it's so shockingly obvious, it startles me.

Me too.  I try not to think about it, haha!

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Re: Voices
« Reply #65 on: August 10, 2010, 08:28:52 AM »
Bowled over Maiden...by too Australian do u mean Kath and Kim and our current prime minister?

I actually dont like my voice when I hear it in my head...but I like my voice when I hear it on video. Its alot girlier than what I hear to my own ears.

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« Reply #66 on: August 10, 2010, 08:54:59 AM »
When I was doing heavy phone work I deliberately cultivated a more 'musical' voice then the one I naturally possess, to the point where guys would tell me I had a 'sexy' voice. After a few years off the phones it's back to 'normal'- a little flat, unless I'm particularly animated.

Haha, I have a "customer service voice" that is distinctly posher and more enunciated than my 'real' one. It is sort of of like my singing voice, but spoken. I hate my real voice, it's sort of soft and weak and nasal and low and dry all at once and should not be let out in public  :P

Quality of recording does help, I can actually stand myself on my computer but tapes were a nightmare. Voice mail is pure evil, I refuse to record a message  >:D


Eisa - my dear Dad also called me a 'dying cat' when I sang. Just sing  :-*  His comments are likely no reflection on you but a particular type of 'Dad' humour (and if yours wasn't trying to be humourous, that's horrible but still no reflection on you).

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Re: Voices
« Reply #67 on: August 10, 2010, 09:45:21 AM »
I really don't mind my voice, it just doesn't seem like it should be mine.  Until I started hearing myself recorded on a regular basis I never realized that my voice was so feminine... it's not a bad thing, just not what I hear in my head. 
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« Reply #68 on: August 10, 2010, 10:42:51 AM »
I know upthread I agree with someone (more so that I have a tendency to sound like tour guide barbie than anything) that I prefer to hear my voice in my head. That is mainly true. I've been a singer for years and I am always disappointed with the recordings of my singing, because I thought I sounded awesome and I sound less awesome to myself in the recording.

I also sound a lot like my sister. I love her don't get me wrong, but I don't really care for her voice. If I hear myself sounding like her I will stop talking/singing for a minute or two.

But there are days when I do like the sound of my own recorded voice and I agree that it just takes getting used to. There is a sweetness to my voice and I *believe* that my voice has a natural kindness to it. I can't describe it, but that is how it makes me feel.
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Re: Voices
« Reply #69 on: August 10, 2010, 07:07:48 PM »
I guess I am alone. I love the sound of my own voice.  :P


Nope. I said upthread that I like my voice.

How did i miss that? It was even referenced downthread.

...maybe my head is made of air  :P ;D
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Re: Voices
« Reply #70 on: August 10, 2010, 08:05:46 PM »
I'm fine w/my voice.  I've often been told I have a lovely voice.  However, I think I'd trade that w/having a decent figure (have never had a normal weight day in my life).



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Re: Voices
« Reply #71 on: August 10, 2010, 09:07:08 PM »
I know upthread I agree with someone (more so that I have a tendency to sound like tour guide barbie than anything) that I prefer to hear my voice in my head. That is mainly true. I've been a singer for years and I am always disappointed with the recordings of my singing, because I thought I sounded awesome and I sound less awesome to myself in the recording.

I also sound a lot like my sister. I love her don't get me wrong, but I don't really care for her voice. If I hear myself sounding like her I will stop talking/singing for a minute or two.

But there are days when I do like the sound of my own recorded voice and I agree that it just takes getting used to. There is a sweetness to my voice and I *believe* that my voice has a natural kindness to it. I can't describe it, but that is how it makes me feel.
I've been told my voice sounds like sugar cubes dipped in honey  ::) On the up side, I have got out of almost all trouble I have ever been in, because no-one believed I could do anything bad.  >:D

I have a very different voice for Customer Service.  Friends comment on it when they ring whilst I am at work - "oh, you sound very professional there"  or worse, "have you ever worked a 1900 phone service?"

I don't exactly HATE my voice; I just know I sound like a little kid and it get frustrating.


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Re: Voices
« Reply #72 on: August 10, 2010, 11:27:16 PM »
I feel like I have this squeaky dorky voice, and I have a tendency to speak really fast when excited or nervous. I cringe hearing a recording of myself. Somehow, I'm fine with my voice in my head.

People have told me I sound cute and that I have a slight Brooklyn/Chinese accent. I'm terrible at imitating accents, though. XD;

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Re: Voices
« Reply #73 on: August 11, 2010, 06:02:55 AM »
Bowled over Maiden...by too Australian do u mean Kath and Kim and our current prime minister?
I actually dont like my voice when I hear it in my head...but I like my voice when I hear it on video. Its alot girlier than what I hear to my own ears.

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Re: Voices
« Reply #74 on: August 11, 2010, 06:06:25 AM »
I have a vicious Georgia accent if I'm not careful. I sound like something out of "O Brother Where Art Thou". Seriously. It's that bad. I also think that my voice is too low and not feminine.

Bad as I think my voice is, I don't even have a discernable Southern accent.   ::)   All my life, I've had locals ask me where I was from.  "Right here, why?"  It's kind of country, but not recognizably Southern.  

You ought to hear me. Southerners have to ask me to repeat myself. And I cheerfully run all my words together. You know that Foxworthy skit about "D'jeet?" "Naw'djou?"

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