Use your phone, an answering machine, or whatever device you might have that will record you. Have a normal conversation with someone and the play it back. How do you sound? Is your voice squeaky, is your conversation full of pauses or ums and ahs? Your voice is one of the ways people will judge you, like it or not.
If you speak so softly people can’t hear you clearly, they may give what you say diminished importance. If you raise your voice at the end of sentences, it makes everything sound like a question and makes you seem as if you are uncertain of everything you say. If you are loud and forceful in your speech, you may come off as sounding like a know it all, even if, inwardly, you feel nervous.
The best way to know what you sound like to other people is to listen as if you were one of them. You may even think that it doesn’t sound like you and in one way, you are right. Because your voice emanates from inside your body, there is no way you can truly know what you sound like until you literally take your voice outside of yourself and play it
Try reading out loud two or three times a week. It doesn’t matter whether you are reading the newspaper, a novel or your horoscope. Keep the recordings of your voice and compare them over time. You will notice a difference as you become more aware of how you sound to