I’m on my second day of a Digital Storytelling Workshop facilitated by the Center for Digital Storytelling. I’ll have some more things to say about it later on, but one small thing I found interesting was that many participants yesterday mentioned that they don’t like the sound of their own voice when they hear it recorded. I’ve often felt the same way, though my friends and colleagues have told me that when they’ve heard me on radio, I sound pretty much the way I do in person.
So this is an interesting puzzle. I don’t think it’s connected to a fear of public speaking. What is it about the sound of our voices when we hear them recorded that many of us find displeasing?