Some of us aren't comfortable hearing our own voice.
Do you remember hearing the sound of your amplified or recorded voice for the first time? After recording 240 interviews I have learned that many (if not most) Instructors don't like to hear themselves speak. I'll include myself in that group. Over time we get used to it, but unconsciously you may have the tendency to try and minimize your level of exposure; i.e. you reduce the volume of your mic.
Think about it for a minute. Anytime you find yourself in a situation where you don't feel comfortable, where you feel exposed and may think; Oh my gosh, I'm completely naked, standing here for the whole world to see and be laughed at for my Love Handles… Your first reaction is to cover up. Right?
I re-read this post, Can you hear me OK? and thought; “I wonder if some Instructors unconsciously keep their mic volume down?”
I don't know the answer and I am interested in your thoughts.
- Are you OK hearing yourself speak through an amplified system?
- Have you at anytime felt a lack of comfort hearing yourself?
- If so, have you become more comfortable hearing yourself over time?
Originally posted 2012-12-20 10:54:19.
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