Today Show: Why Does Your Voice Sound Different When It’s Recorded?
Though many could probably say that they have some kind of problem with their physical appearance, there is another physical trait that many (but not all) have a problem with as well, but don’t really talk about it as much: our voices. Many like the sound of their voice coming out, but not when it’s played back, and there is a scientific explanation for that.
Lemmietta McNeilly of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, said that this comes from us hearing two speakers—our voice, and the resonation of our voice—when we are speaking, to us only hearing one speaker when we are recorded, that is just our voice, with no resonation.
Today Show: Do You Like Your Voice?
Even the anchors of Today Show don’t really care for their voices, Savannah Guthrie described her voice as nails on a chalkboard, while Matt Lauer said he heard “nasal and whiny,” even though it doesn’t sound that way to him in his own head.
Adam Wall, who records his voice for a living, has a problem with his voice when he hears it played back to him. He is the first to admit that this phenomenon is an odd one.
Today Show: How To Make Your Voice Sound Better
Today Show brought in a speech language pathologist to ask her just how to make your voice sound better. With our voices being as important as they are in conveying who we are, it is important that we like them.
She said that the first step is proper breathing, which comes from our abdomen, and not our chest. She also mentioned “powering up” before you talk so that you convey more power and authority in your voice, which, studies have shown, leads others to perceive us as a more powerful person.