Monday, September 6, 2010

Do You Give Good Phone Voice?

Have you heard yourself on the phone?

Our voices sometimes change.
Mine goes up a few octaves, and I sound like a middle schooler.

I know others whose voices get all polished and smooth..
I know some women whose voices sound downright sultry and naughty.  
I know someone who never makes sense on the phone.

Some people can handle the phone, others can't.

I used to fear the phone.
Like panic attack mode if I was asked to deal with the phones at work.

Now, I still get a little nervous, but I can do it!
It's a big accomplishment for me.
I've conquered a fear.

How are you on the phone?
At work, at home?

Does your voice change?


Kisma said...

I don't like the way I sound on the phone but others have said I come across very professional and nice and completely different then what I sound like in person.

I personally avoid the phone when I can.

CrystalChick said...

Yay for you and getting past a fear!

Many years ago I was calling around for insurance information and the owner of an agency asked me if I was looking for a job because he said I had a very good phone voice. I went in for an interview and got the job but it turned out to be a rather stressful atmosphere and I quit after a few days. LOL

Yes, I have noticed that my voice does change sometimes depending on who I am talking to.

NanU said...

I'm terrible on the phone. Hate the phone. Not so much because my voice falls apart, though it probably does, but because half the time I can't make heads or tails of what the other person is saying.
Intersting thing about voices changing - it happens when people switch between languages, too. My colleagues don't meerly have an accent in english; their voices are literally different. Mine too!

Sharlene T. said...

Never liked the sound of my voice and especially taped... that's why I've been thinking about doing SILENT vlogs... what do you think?... I know a lot of Southern women can be talking to you in a normal, natural pitch, have the phone ring, and the voice goes way up in pitch and accent... always tickels me when I hear it... have a great Labor Day...

Hope said...

I worked on pharmaceutical hotlines for five years, so I sorta got paid for my voice. When I'm on the phone, I have to remember to speak slower than I normally do face-to-face.

Now, I DO hate to HEAR my own recorded voice. But it is nice to know that I do sound good.