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TrendyNannie6 Fri 02-Apr-21 18:38:53

Have you ever been told you have? I actually speak in the same tone to all and sundry, my friend on the other hand uses a different pitch depending who she is speaking to, which really amuses me, if I say why are you speaking like hyacinth bouquet ? She says no I wasn’t, and then will carry on talking in her normal voice

donna1964 Fri 02-Apr-21 18:44:45

Like you I am the same...no posh/fake voice just be myself.

EllanVannin Fri 02-Apr-21 18:45:48

I don't think so as everyone at work who phoned the office knew it was me answering, every time, which would tell me that my voice never changed.

BlueSky Fri 02-Apr-21 18:48:53

What do you mean posh voice? I sound like
Mrs Bouquet all the time! grin

Sara1954 Fri 02-Apr-21 19:06:11

I seem to pick up the accent of whoever I’m talking to.

Kate1949 Fri 02-Apr-21 19:29:48

No. Broad Brummie here!

foxie48 Fri 02-Apr-21 19:34:22

If it's a number I don't recognise I have a very aggressive attitude and am actually quite rude. Sets me up for the day!

JaneJudge Fri 02-Apr-21 19:37:56

i just have my own voice all the time

sharon103 Fri 02-Apr-21 19:40:30

It's all according who I'm speaking to. lol
If it's friends and family I'm in my usual Northamptonshire accent, ent, cent, shent and enna gonna voice. Me duck.

JoyBloggs Fri 02-Apr-21 19:58:31

I do my best to sound like Sybil Fawlty... been practising for years. Especially enjoy saying " I know, I know" over and over again grin

Jaxjacky Fri 02-Apr-21 19:58:46

I know I don’t from when I check my answerphone message, surprised myself how t really sound. My Mum used to have a telephone voice, I mentioned it once and got a clip round the ear from my Dad.

sharon103 Fri 02-Apr-21 20:12:57

JoyBloggs

I do my best to sound like Sybil Fawlty... been practising for years. Especially enjoy saying " I know, I know" over and over again grin

ooh I know. grin

ginny Fri 02-Apr-21 20:15:54

Don’t think I have. Nobody has ever said that I have
MIL definitely does and DH thinks it’s hilarious.

janeainsworth Fri 02-Apr-21 20:17:57

My DC used to accuse me of having a telephone voice if they overheard me on the phone to a patient when I was on call.
They whinged that I never put on my ‘nice voice’ for them grin

Hellogirl1 Fri 02-Apr-21 20:26:49

I did when I was a telephone operator, many moons ago, but it`s worn off now.

growstuff Fri 02-Apr-21 20:29:13

foxie48

If it's a number I don't recognise I have a very aggressive attitude and am actually quite rude. Sets me up for the day!

I've got that kind of voice too! Yee...sss!

Shandy57 Fri 02-Apr-21 20:35:39

I started working as a secretary at the BBC in 1973 and had 'telephone manner' training. All these years later I'm still surprised when people don't repeat numbers back etc!

Marydoll Fri 02-Apr-21 20:43:24

I did when I was working, that was my posh school voice, when I had to speak to parents. It ranged in tone from firm, conciliatory or sympathetic, depending on the circumstances. wink
I also have my formal medical, telephone appointment voice, (there have been a lot of them this year) that's very precise, polite and matter of fact.

When I'm talking to my friends, I lapse into my Glaswegian voice. It gets faster and faster, the more animated I get. grin

Redhead56 Fri 02-Apr-21 20:48:17

I did work on a switchboard years ago it was ok. I am a Scouser and its quite a strong accent to posh up.

Nanna58 Fri 02-Apr-21 20:50:06

Apparently so - having heard myself it’s Dot Cotton’s !!!😱

H1954 Fri 02-Apr-21 20:53:37

I speak perfectly normally...............until I establish that it's a cold call and then I turn into a crazy, uncooperative banshee🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

ElaineI Fri 02-Apr-21 21:39:53

I hate my voice. Have hated it since I was 12 and heard it when I went to High School and during French lessons there was a recording studio and you could listen to your voice - speaking French of course but probably sounds the same speaking English!

nadateturbe Fri 02-Apr-21 22:31:36

I'm like Sara1954. I pick up the accent of whoever I am talking to. I'm not sure what my "real" voice sounds like.

GrannyRose15 Fri 02-Apr-21 23:13:27

I have a telephone voice in order to be better understood.

Call centres like to have people with Scottish or Yorkshire accents because they sound more trustworthy apparently.

FannyCornforth Sat 03-Apr-21 09:21:16

My mom had a very well spoken friend called Joan. Whenever she spoke to her, mom would alter her voice. Me and my dad would really take the Mick
Air Hillaire Jairn
Me, I sound about 12 on the phone, and everywhere else for that matter.
Coupled with my Dudley accent I think that people don't take me that seriously on the phone.
My voice definitely lacks gravitas