Power of voice

Have you ever heard of your own voice recorded? Well, I have. When I was a high school student, I had to record speaking English as a homework. That time my English pronunciation was not good. But when I checked the record file I didn’t thought “what’s wrong with my pronunciation?” but “what’s wrong with my voice?”

“what’s wrong with my voice?!”

Even Luciano Pavatotti, a famous Italian singer, grumbled when he sings at Teatro Colón because the theater spread his voice so accurately as it is. And reading an article, I could find out why I hated my voice. Today’s main theme is that, “Why DON’T we like our own voice?”

According to the article, there are two main reasons.

First is physical reason. My voice other people hear has higher tone than I feel. When the voice transmitted to cochlear, it goes through many parts of our body like jaw bones and muscles in mouth. It makes vibrations while transmitting and this makes us to feel our voice lower.

Vibration in our body makes feel our voice
to be more lower than it is.

Then when we hear our voice recorded, it feels higher than I expected and we feel awkward about it.

Next reason makes me more interested, psychological reason. According to an experiment, people could almost perfectly guess the traits (like age, emotions) of person only by hearing his/her voice. So when people hear their own voice, they can feel that they’re not confident or they are nervous then starts to hate their own voice.

We can guess a lot of information
about the owner of the voice only by hearing it

But the interesting things is, when they didn’t know that the heard voice is their own they evaluated the voice to be much more attractive. It means people are unhappy only when they noticed that “My voice is leaking (bad) information about me!”.

You can sense your emotions or lack of self-confidence, and you don’t like your voice
However if you hear your voice without realizing the voice is yours, it feels not that bad.

I realized maybe I was disappointed with my voice because I sensed nervousness or negative emotions in it. I thought I want to speak more powerfully and confident 🙂

Voice has more power than we thought. How about hearing your own recorded voice?

Mid term reporting

Hello Everyone!

You may not have noticed but on last Friday I left grit! early. It was about 14:00. I went Kanayama for the mid-term reporting with AIESEC members.

For this day, I made PPT

I was a little bit nervous before the presentation, so I bought Sakura flavor milk in the convenience store.

Sakura flavor milk from Starbucks

I drunk it before the statement to get the energy. Good luck to me!

Unlike I worried, every AIESEC member made me comfortable so I could start presentation in good mood.

I talked about myself, cultural difference between Korea & Japan and what I did in past three months. I also said mentioned briefly what I want to do on the left days. Everyone listened carefully what I said and I really appreciated it.

I thought my presentation is the only thing I would do, but there were some other activity. Surprisingly, everyone in the room came up with ideas to make scenario selling Takoyaki. It was really out of my expectation!

Everyone tried to make the scenario as if it is their own work. ^-^

In the past I had told Aoi, my TN manager, that I don’t know how to work on the commercial movie and it is difficult to do it on my own. Then every AIESEC member put effort to help me doing the mission. I was very moved! Thanks for all !! 🙂

Thank you for your efforts!!

After the seminar, I ate dinner at Kanayama station with some AIESEC members. We all felt hungry after the hard work.

Cha han and spicy tofu

I was sorry that everyone couldn’t have dinner with us. Let’s eat together next time~

I realized during the presentation that the time is flying faster than any other moment in my life, and should work and enjoy with every good people I met in Japan.

残りの期間もよろしくお願いします。 ありがとう!