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Voice Improvement: You Can Speak With Confidence

TJ Walker, Public Speaking and Media Training Expert

Voice Improvement: You Can Speak With Confidence

TJ Walker, Public Speaking and Media Training Expert

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13 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. How to Improve Your Voice Promo

      0:32
    • 2. How to Improve Your Voice Overview

      0:35
    • 3. How to Improve Your Voice Famous Bad Voices

      2:00
    • 4. How to Improve Your Voice Record Your Voice

      2:11
    • 5. How to Improve Your Voice Diagnosis Your Own Voice

      1:14
    • 6. How to Improve Your Voice Feedback from Others

      1:51
    • 7. How to Improve Your Voice Defining Your Exact Problems

      5:05
    • 8. How to Improve Your voice Listen to Natural conversation

      4:50
    • 9. How to Improve Your Voice Practice Again and Record

      3:09
    • 10. How to Improve Your Voice Don't Lower Your Voice

      6:30
    • 11. How to Improve Your Voice practice on Video

      3:30
    • 12. How to Improve Your Voice Other Techniques

      1:35
    • 13. How to Improve Your Voice Conclusions

      1:10
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You can speak with confidence and authority. Your voice does not have to undercut your message. Speak with clarity now.

Imagine yourself speaking with confidence, knowing that you sound authoratiative, interesting and interested. You can speak with conviction, every time you open your mouth.

How to Improve Your Voice

In this "How to Improve Your voice" class you will receive instruction on how to diagnosis problems with your voice and how to solve them. Many vocal problems stem from nervousness. Once you can eliminate nervousness when speaking, your voice problems can be solved. TJ Walker has coached thousands of executives around the world to speak effectively and with confidence.

Please note, this course is NOT for anyone with a severe neurological voice problem.

Imagine being able to use your voice with confidence. Wouldn't it be nice to know that every time you speak, people would focus on your ideas and not your voice?

In this How to Improve Your Voice course you will learn the following:

*How to speak with more energy

*How to sound more conversational

*How to avoid the most common problems of sounding boring and monotone

This course is delivered primarily through spoken lecture. Because the skill you are learning is speaking related, it only makes sense that you learn through speaking.

The skill you will learn in this class is not primarily theoretical or academic. It is a skill that requires physical habits. That is why you will be asked to take part in numerous exercises where you record yourself speaking on video or audio, and then watching or listening yourself. Learning presentation skills is like learning how to ride a bicycle. You simply have to do it numerous times and work past the wobbling and falling off parts until you get it right.

This course contain numerous video lectures plus several bonus books for your training library.

TJ Walker has been coaching and training people on their presentation skills for 30 years. Now, through the power of Udemy's online platform, he is able to give you the same high quality training that he gives in person to CEOs, Fortune 500 executives, and Presidents of countries. Only you can now receive the training at a tiny fraction of the normal fee for in-person training.

How long this course takes is up to you. The longest part of the course involves you speaking on video or audio, critiquing yourself, and doing it over until you like it. But if you get to the point where you love how you look and sound when you present it will be well worth the time spent. And having this skill will save you time for all future presentations in your life.

You can begin improving your presentation skills right now. You may have an opportunity to speak out as soon as tomorrow, so why waste another day worried that your presentation skills are not up to high standards. Please enroll today.

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TJ Walker

Public Speaking and Media Training Expert

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TJ Walker is the founder of Media Training Worldwide and has been conducting public speaking training workshops and seminars since 1984. Walker has trained Presidents of countries, Prime Ministers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Super Bowl winners, US Senators, Miss Universes and Members of Parliament .

Walker has more than 100,000 online course enrollments and more than 100,000 online students.

His book, "Secret to Foolproof Presentations" was a USA Today # 1 Bestseller, as well as a Wall Street Journal, and Business Week Bestseller.

Walker is also the author of "Media Training AZ" and "Media Training Success."

In 2009, Walker set the Guinness Book of World Records for Most Talk Radio Appearances ever in a 24 hour period.

Walker has also served as a forme... See full profile

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1. How to Improve Your Voice Promo: do you hate your voice? Does the sound of your own voice coming through a voicemail or recording just irritate you beyond belief? Well, if it doesn't, you're not alone. I am T. J Walker and I have been helping people communicate more effectively using their best voice possible when giving speeches and talking to the world. I've been doing that for 30 years, and I can help you. So sign up for this course today and you're gonna learn how to put not your best face forward, but your best voice forward. 2. How to Improve Your Voice Overview: Wouldn't you like to know that every single time you opened your mouth, you sounded your best? That's what this course is about. That's what I'm going to teach you, how to do how to speak with confidence so that you sound better than you currently dio and that you sound the best you can possibly send. Now, this isn't going to make you sound like, ah, Hollywood star who does voiceover commercials and makes $10 billion a year. But you can know how to sound your best every single time if you follow the tips in this course, so we're gonna hop right into it now. 3. How to Improve Your Voice Famous Bad Voices: before we get too lost in the weeds here, let's talk about the range of voices and what actually makes a good voice of bad voice. Now I do want you toe like your own voice, and presumably you don't like it now or you wouldn't be in this course. But let's not forget. Not everybody has to sound like a generic FM talk radio host in order to be successful. For example, Barbara Walters has had a tremendous career for more than 50 years, and yet she has a list as, Ah, voice that not many people would consider is a good voice. And she's had a remarkable success in broadcast journalism. Fran Drescher, the Nanny That nasal twang hasn't seemed to hurt her career. Rosie O'Donnell, that strong sort of outer borough, New York accent tough and yet she's been wildly successful, has made tens of millions of dollars, if not more. Ben Stein of Comedy Central Fame has that monotone monitoring, flat, boring monotone that you may remember from Fares Bueller's Day off, a lot of different types of voices that Rachel Ray not exactly the best voice in the world . Greta Van Susteren of Fox News Channel one of the top rated host in all of prime time TV. Not what most people would consider a good voice, sort of grating, scratchy, irritating. So let's be a little bit careful before we write off our own voices of somehow the thing that's holding is back. Or that's really hurting us, because there's a wide range of voices that the American public and the public around the world considers quite acceptable and in some cases, interesting, because it's a little different. Now I'm gonna give you tips on how to sound your best, Don't worry, but I do want you to keep that in mind as we go through this process. 4. How to Improve Your Voice Record Your Voice: Let's hop right in. The first thing you have to do if you want to improve your voice is you have to really diagnose it and make sure we know exactly what the problems are. That means you're gonna have to record your voice and listen to it. These days, it's very simple to do. Every smartphone has an audio recorder. Your webcam will do it. Nothing else. Calling your own phone and leave a voicemail, and you can hear it for yourself. Now chances are you have heard your voice before, and that's what's made you decide. You don't like it. A word of caution Most people don't like the sound of their own voice, and here's why were used to hearing our own voice all day long, filtered through the bones and flesh in our skull. So we're hearing our own voice and a profoundly distorted way. But when you hear your voice coming through speakers on a cell phone on speakers on the other side of the room, you're hearing it in a way that's much less distorted because it's not going through bones . It's not going through flash. It's just going through the air. That's how everyone else hears your voice again. You wouldn't be in this course if you didn't dislike your voice, but I want to throw one possibility out in front of you. The problem might not be that you have a bad voice. The problem might actually be that you're simply not used to hearing your voice. And if you simply heard it more, then you get used to it. It wouldn't seem stranger aliens. So here's your first homework assignment. I need you to record yourself talking. Maybe just record a phone conversation with someone I wouldn't try to read from a phone book, because that's likely to sound very mechanical. But just talk to someone, talk to a friend, family member, talkto a business colleague and record it on audio. So that's the first step. Just get a minute, preferably two minutes. Let's really get it all down. Don't listen to it yet. I'll tell you what to do in the next lecture 5. How to Improve Your Voice Diagnosis Your Own Voice: Now I want you to listen to your voice that 60 seconds that two minutes of audio. I don't want you to really take some notes. I want to know exactly what you don't like about your voice. I don't want to know. Everything is awful. That's too general. That's too vague. You can't fix something that general that vague. I need you to write down exactly what it is you don't like. Are you too high pitched? Is it too scratchy? Is your energy to low? Are you too monotone? Are you too soft? Do you sound like you're scared of yourself? Do you sound robotic? What is it? There's no right or wrong answer here. Yes, Objective. But it's about you. I want you to be happy with your voice. So there's something that doesn't make you happy. Write it down. It's critically essential for you to know exactly what it is you don't like. We can't fix something if we don't know what the problem is. So you've got to be the first step in this diagnosis. Write down every single thing you don't like about your voice. Do it now. 6. How to Improve Your Voice Feedback from Others: I know you didn't like recording your own voice and listening to it, but this next step is even more important and you're not gonna like it. I need you to take that audio file you just created, Whether one on your cell phone or on your computer, I need you to email it to a couple of friends. Now pick friends of yours that you know will give you some honest feedback. Not people who are just always so happy telling you how wonderful you are, how great you are. Let's face it, most of us have somebody in our life we could just splatter are face with mud, put a pillow under art our shirt and they would say, Well, you look great and you've lost weight. I need you to find somebody who will give you honest feedback and ask them to tell you what they don't like about your voice, any weaknesses, any areas for improvement. I need you to get some kind of objective feedback from others, because it maybe there's 10 things you absolutely hate about your voice, and everyone else completely agrees with you. But in my experience in helping people with their voices and voice issues for the last 30 years that I've been doing presentation coaching is the vast majority of the time 99.5% of the time. Roughly the problems we hear our voice are not the problems. Other people here, they don't notice that. So I'm not prejudging. You may have very specific real problems with your voice, and everyone else agrees, but we don't know till we ask. So I need you to take that audio file, and I need you to send it to others. Ask them for their feedback. 7. How to Improve Your Voice Defining Your Exact Problems: So now we're getting somewhere. We're getting your feedback and feedback from others, and I want to put the feedback in roughly three possible categories. It may be that you and your colleagues say, Wow, your voice is so awful, so grating, so irritating that the second people hear it, they want toe run to the nearest window and jump off the window. I hope that doesn't happen, but that could in theory, happen. If that's a situation, I will be honest with you. I can't really help you. You need to go to a speech therapist, someone who is highly qualified in every aspect of vocal performance who can help you. And I'm happy to give you, ah, full money back on this course that you've purchased, So I wish you well. But if that's the situation, both you and other people are telling you, your voice is just so beyond the pale. Cringeworthy. There's so many problems, then you do need a speech therapist. Now, in my experience in the tens of thousands of people have worked with for 30 years, I've only had one client who really had a genuinely irritating voice, and it frankly wasn't more irritating than Ben Stein or Fran Drescher, and they make tens of millions of dollars with their voice. So that's the first category. Again, if that's you, we wish you well, but we will say goodbye now. The next category is we're both you and your friends listening to you have given you similar feedback and that your voice seems a bit emotionless, bland, flat monotone, hesitant. If those air problems, those air very fixable problems, and I'm going to show you exactly how to do that Now. The third category of feedback that is very common in these situations is that your criticism involved all of those things and others. But your colleagues, your friends, your family who listen to you, said your voice is fine. I never thought about it one way or the other. If that's the case I had to take. You don't really have a problem with your voice other than you need to get used to it. So your solution is to simply record yourself more. Whether on YouTube videos on your cell phones, listen to your voice more and you'll simply get used to it. It won't seem alien and strange now keep in mind. There are only three types of voices that people have. There's the top 30.1% of people whose voices air so magical, so inviting, so different. They are unique. There's so memorable. There are some people like that. Their voices are so great they roll out of bed at noon. Go record a voiceover for commercial, get their $1,000,000 check, go home, go back to bed at 1 p.m. I don't have a voice like that. Chances are you don't have a voice like that. Very few people have that that's extraordinarily rare. It's a gift, and it's also something people work on. But that's extremely rare. There's also the bottom point. 01 person. I'm using these statistics roughly approximations, but you get my drift. There's the very, very bottom of people with voices. It's so awful. It's so irritating. It's so grating that people I want to jump out of the window. Now if you've listened this far, we've already eliminated you from that category. Now there's everyone else in between, which, by my estimate, is more than 99% of people in the world in their voices, where their voices and so great that people pay the money for it. And it's not awful that people run out of the room. There just average voices, nothing wrong with it. That's what I have. So if that's what you have, if we can breathe a sigh of relief, we can get a little more relaxed and comfortable. Sure, they're things we can do to make it sound even better, and I'm gonna give you those techniques. But let's have an honest assessment of where we are in this spectrum, I firmly believe, based on statistical probability, that you're like me in that middle. 99% of people not fantastic beyond belief and not awful beyond belief. So I need you to make this determination, though Now you, of course, may still see problems with your voice. May seem flat may seem too tentative, too soft those air easy things to change and I'm gonna show you exactly how to do it next 8. How to Improve Your voice Listen to Natural conversation: So let's talk about the number one source of problems for most people with their voices. But again, I'm excluding that bottom less than 1% who truly have something awful. The biggest problem for 99% of us. We're displeased with their voice. Is that because we are nervous in certain situations, whether it's getting in front of a board room to give a presentation? Speaking in front of classroom is that we get nervous. Once were nervous. We stopped doing the things we do with our voice that we do and we're comfortable. So when we're nervous, we might start speaking quickly. We might start speaking in a monotone because we're thinking about how do we get through this? Here are awful. That sounds and I really want you know, I'm right. We put doubt into our voice and end with question marks at the end, or we're not certain we were right. So we speak so softly. No one can understand us, we mumble, we whisper, so these air not technically problems with your voice. This is simply your voice expressing your emotions, and the voice often doesn't lie. So the key here is you've got to figure out how you come across your best any time you're speaking and then do it that way. Even if you are nervous, that is the key to solving most people's vocal problems. Because if you hear yourself giving a speech and you're thinking, Uh oh, I sound boring, I sound droning. I would hate to listen to myself. The problem might not be your voice. The problem might be that you're reading a really boring power point. So here's what we got to do to a thoroughly diagnosed the problem be, Come up with a solution. I need you to call a friend, Rick went. Let your friend know you're doing this, although you don't have to because you're only recording your side of the voice. You're not recording your friend, and I need you to just forget about the recorder for a while, and I need you to talk to a good friend about something you care passionately about. It could be NFL football. It could be Olympic ice skating. It could be politics. It could be, and it could be religion. Anything you care about passionately, just have a 20 minute conversation recorded. Try to forget that there's even a recording. And if it's a friend, sometimes you yell. You get excited to get upset. You're angry about the refs. Call it last night's college basketball. Get. I need you to record. I don't care what you're talking about. Here's what I do care about is one she recorded. I need you to listen to it. And here's what most people find when you're simply talking. Naturally, your voice has great variation. Sometimes you're louder, sometimes your softer. Sometimes you get excited and you're faster and there's more excitement. Sometimes you slow it down, and occasionally there's a pause. A good voice is kind of like a roller coaster. Fast, sometimes slow. Sometimes it goes around corners. Sometimes it's up. Sometimes there's variation to your voice. That's what makes somewhat interesting to listen to, not sounding like a generic TV news anchor. That's not what necessarily makes anyone interesting to listen to, so that's what I need you to do right now. Call a friend and you don't to listen to it all. Just fast forward or go to the part on the digital audiophile halfway in or 2/3 in where you think OK, we're getting in a debate about something there and I'd forgotten We're recording. Listen to just that one minute. Chances are you're going to hear a lot more variation in your voice. Then, when you were practicing that speech that you had to give at next week's trade association convention, where your sound boring and flat and monotone the way I do. So I need you to do this diagnosis, because if I'm correct and I often em, your voice is gonna sound a lot better because you're gonna have the full range of your voice. Louder, softer, faster, slower pauses and your voice will come alive, so please do that for me right now. 9. How to Improve Your Voice Practice Again and Record: so you've listened to your voice. Ideally, you've heard something that struck. It was more interesting this time. Reader range in your voice. This is how you want to sound all the time when you're talking to people when you're leaving voicemail messages when you're giving a speech of presentation when you're having to talk to someone and it's a slightly formal situation and you're a little bit nervous, you've got to act a little. You've got to imitate somebody, but it's not. May some Bill Clinton or Ronald Reagan or the movie guy announcer It's yourself when you are relaxed. The role model for most people how they should speak is how they already talk when they're completely comfortable, relaxed, talking to a friend about something they're passionate about. I don't mean the cursing if that's something you dio, but the full range of your voice, the highs, the lows allows the salt. That's what makes someone interesting. That's what makes someone conversational. So if you're worried about your voice in my professional experience, this solves almost all the problems people have now. You might not still love your voice, but you do need to realize objectively that your voice is perfectly fine for what you're trying to do unless you are trying to become ah, voiceover artist again, we've addressed that. And unless you're trying to be a news anchor for the CBS Morning News, chances are your voice is going to be fine if you just try to talk the way you do when you're a normal conversation. Now here's the key. If you have enough coming speech, a presentation, a one on one talk, I need you to take that script or the outline or the bullet points. Talk it out and I need you to record it and try to sound as conversational and is interesting. Is that talk with your friend when you had, perhaps, for gotten about being recorded? Because here's the danger. A lot of times people start fixating on the words, and the next thing you know, the volume is sort of the same, and the speed is the same, and the pitch is the same. And what want, want, want, want, want you sound like Charlie Brown's teacher, so you're gonna have to figure out a way of having that same conversational toe, and often that means practice practice on audio. And if you're giving a speech, I would, of course, recommend that you practice on video. So that's the next assignment right now. In a moment, I'm gonna talk about things people do that they think are helping themselves get better, but actually make them worse. But for right now, I want you to focus on giving some kind of prepared statement whether it's a voicemail message. You want to leave to someone a speech of presentation of Power Point. I want you to record it and try to make it sound as good as the previous one when you were just talking to a friend. 10. How to Improve Your Voice Don't Lower Your Voice: And now I want to talk about the number one thing people do to make their voices better. That doesn't work. That, in fact, makes their voices worse. Number one thing I have found people doing women, but also been is they try to lower their voice to sound deeper and more authoritative because they're concerned that's their voices too high, and they won't be taken seriously. Oh, I can hear how annoying that is, how fake it sounds, how phony you do not have toe have a little voice in order to be considered serious or formal. In fact, that's a way to make yourself sound ridiculous. Lowering your voice does several awkward things. First of all, it makes you more monitor on if you're down like this all the time. It is in a sport of a single tone area, so it's easier to put people to sleep. The other thing is, unless you are a trained Broadway actor actress and you've been going to acting school for two dozen years, you're gonna be acting and you know what? It's really hard work to act. You've spotted bad actors that you don't like on TV and movies. Well, guess what? That bad actor had a lot more practice than you did. So if you start acting like you have this reach this rich, deep, resonant voice, it's going to sound phoning. It's going to sound pompous. It's going to sound ridiculous. Here's the thing about the voice tones you don't need a doop doop deep voice. What you need is a really range. If your voice occasionally goes high, Great, that's a to now. If you're like this the whole time, then that's not a problem of having a high voice. That's a problem being monitored because you're that high all the time. Unless you're Minnie Mouse or you consume a lot of helium. That's actually a rare thing for people to have. So I want you to promise me one thing. You could work on all sorts of vocal exercises if you want, but don't try to lower your voice. It's simply not effect. It's not needed. Look at some of the most famous successful TV commentators. If you're all into politics, you've certainly seen Pat Buchanan on the airways almost every day for 30 years on every Cable news network, PBS, McLaughlin Group Crossfire, you name it it when he gets excited, his voice goes like this. I can't believe you. His voice goes very high. And yet he's made millions of dollars a year for 30 years on TV using his. Also, he was a talk radio person. Listen to whoever you respect the most on radio. If you are a liberal Thom Hartmann, If you are a conservative Rush Limbaugh, they don't talk like there's no hope. They have a whole range that when they get excited, it goes up. That's what allows your voice to be magical. To be powerful is full rent. Don't fight it. Don't hold it in. Oh, I don't wanna have a high tone. People won't think I'm serious. Oh, please, come on, get over it now. I do believe a lot of women have been sold a phony bill of goods on this issue because many women have been told, Well, it's a man's world. That may be true, and you won't be taken seriously unless you speak with a deep voice like a man. That is not true, My friends, it does Oprah Winfrey talk like this all the no, and she's been extraordinarily successful. You want to use your voice again. I get back to these things I have mentioned earlier. It's hard to be an actor. It's really, really hard to be an actor. And if you try to act, it's really easy for people to spot it and say That person's acting That person's phony. Well, now you have a problem much worse than your voice. You have people doubting your authenticity and think you're being a big phony. Now people will forgive a voice that's a little scratchy or isn't necessarily is beautiful is what you hear on FM radio. But people are very unlikely to forgive someone being phony, being fake, putting on an act. So I want you to not listen to the people, said you need to speak with a deeper voice is not true. Now people of my generation, a little older are used to listening to an old CBS News anchor. Cold won't Walter Cronkite, and he did speak in the lower registers, and I have altered Freud coined, and that's the way it is. Most vocal experts would actually say his voice was not used in the proper way, was kept in a way that sounded artificially low and low registers Another anchor just a little bit younger than Walter Cronkite. Peter Jennings would have a higher voice in a D. Do you listen to whether it's Brian Williams today or some of the other news anchors? It's not this stereotypical deep, deep voice, certainly not what got Diane Sawyer or Katie Couric, their slots as anchors during their reigns on nighttime TV. So be very, very careful about trying to lower your voice. In fact, I urge you to be careful about doing anything to dramatically change your voice. That keep you're getting from me by now is to use your own voice. But to use your voice as it sounds when you're relaxed, having a spirited conversation with someone where you've got the highs, the lows, the fast slows and everything in between. 11. How to Improve Your Voice practice on Video: If you really want to know what captivates people in a voice, if you really want to know what makes people think, I gotta listen to this person. It's not about having a deep voice. It's not about any one particular accent, not necessarily about speed. As long as you're not too fast or too slow. The thing that will resonate with audiences, whether it's one person in a social basis or 1000 people at a convention speech, one thing that really stands out invoices it makes them more attractive is confidence. And that's something anyone can have. How do you get that? I have found the number one way to really gain confidence in what you're saying is you have to practice and you had to record. If you're giving a speech, it's not enough to audio recording. You need to use the video function on your cell phone on your Web cam or a camcorder. You need to practice your speech on video. Listen to it. Listen not only for the voice stuff, but the substance how you're coming across every aspect of style and substance. You need to critique that speech and then do it again do it again on video. The stuff you don't like do less of that. So that pile goes down the stuff you do, like do more of that. So the pile goes up. Keep practicing your speech. Keep recording it again and again and again until you like what you see in here. I know it could take some time, but it's worth it if you really want to come across your best. So that's your challenge. You've got to keep practicing your speech until you can point to and say, Wow, that guy's fantastic. Er, that woman is fantastic. I would listen to that person that that weren't me. I would want to listen to that speech. That's the attitude you need to have going into any speaking opportunity. It doesn't matter if it's leaving a voice mail to someone. It doesn't matter if it's one on one pitch for a new job or for venture capital or a presentation to 10 colleagues on a Monday morning staff meeting or 200 colleagues within your industry or 100,000 or 100 million people watching you on international TV broadcast. It's exactly the same thing. Practice on video until you like what you see and what you don't see. If you do that, it becomes extraordinarily difficult to be nervous if you're not nervous. Most of the bad things that happen to people's voices won't happen to you again. It's the nerves that make us speak too quickly, too softly. Put doubts, question marks at the end of the sentence and all those other things. So that's the number one thing you can really do to bring out the full natural residence of your voice. And it's easy. Everyone's got technology. You're surrounded by video cameras, audio recorders do that, and you will be in great shape. 12. How to Improve Your Voice Other Techniques: you may have noticed in this course, I haven't spent a lot of time talking about speak from the Dia Fram and put your tone at the top part of the back of your teeth and go toe to toe. A. I'm not knocking some of those techniques I've just found for most people. Most of the time, they don't help much because they simply don't stick. It's not repeatable. The main thing I advocate that does help. That I find is repeatable. That makes substantial change. Is practice England video and audio, really listening to yourself, getting comfortable with how you're coming across having that mental image, that memory of how your voices and that is what is going to give you the confidence to sound confident and not let the nerves trip you up to cause all these problems I've talked about. If you want to try the other solutions of breathing exercises, diaphragm exercises different positionings with your tongue, you be my guest. And as I mentioned you before, if you really have a severe severe speech impediment or other neurological problem, then I would advise you to consult with a speech pathologist speech therapist. But if you have the garden variety problem of just not liking your voice because you sound scared, Nervous, uncomfortable. But I've the exercises in this course will solve your problems. 13. How to Improve Your Voice Conclusions: congratulations were at the end of the course together. I hope you've gotten something out of this to summarize. I think there's an excellent chance you don't have some horrible voice. You simply have to use the voice you already have more effectively and to train your voice , to not imitate me or Ronald Reagan or some other famous actor, but to train your voice to sound like you do when you're comfortable and relaxed. All of us, when we're talking to friends family, about issues we're passionate about, tend to use the full range of our voice. Our speeds change, our volumes change. That's what makes us interesting. That's what makes us sound confident. If you could sound confident and relaxed and use your voice in the way you do when you are confident, relaxed, your voice is going to be a net asset to you. And it's not gonna be a problem at all. Let's face it, the bigger problem for most people is not their voice. It's what they say, and that's the subject of a different course. I'm T. J Walker. Good luck with all your presentations in life