058 Help! I Hate the Sound of My Voice

How Podcasters can get over their ego and learn to love their voice

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Have you ever listened to your recorded voice and thought, ‘I don’t really sound like that’? Or, worse, considered quitting podcasting because you can’t stand the sound of your own voice (and you can’t imagine anyone wanting it beamed directly into their earballs)?

You are not alone!

A lot of broadcasters, professional speakers and podcasters hate the sound of their own voice. But, they’ve learned to get over it and in this podcast, I’m going to help you do that.

There’s a very simple yet scientific reason that your voice sounds so different in playback than it does in your own head. And that difference is a big part of why we are so shocked to hear our own voices.

Unfortunately, there is very little you can do to actually change your voice – autotune aside – so you may as well get used to how it sounds to the rest of the world… you know those people who don’t live inside your head where your voice sounds spectacular.

In this episode I give you 4 tips on how you can learn to love your voice (or at least get out of hate-town).

You don’t have to love (or be in love) with your own voice. But, you also can’t hate it – not if you want to keep doing this. A long standing hatred of your own voice is going to eventually lead to you quitting. You don’t want to do that – you love podcasting!

So, hit play. Figure out how to mend this relationship problem you have with the sound of your own voice and get ready to sound more like a pro and love the process of podcasting a little bit more. If you implement these tips, I bet you’ll never say you hate your own voice ever again.

And, here’s the kicker. Your voice might still be meh… but you’re going to feel better about it!

Remember, if you need help getting your presentation skills in order or if your podcast needs a refresh – hit me up for my 30 Days to a Better Podcast package. Not only will you love your voice more, you’ll love what your voice is saying more too.

Referenced in this episode:

Just the Tip # 09 – Headphones Not Optional

Just the Tip # 016 A Workout for Your Podcasting Voice

Just the Tip # 017 Lower Your Podcast Voice (How to)

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