I work from my home office. I don't have co-workers to chat with, and I communicate through email, IM and text most of the time. Not a lot of vocalizing happening here, and it shows. If I make a call, or answer a call, my voice is rough.
What with it being cold and flu season, I thought I'd share some tricks to keep voices sounding positive and happy.
- Clear your throat before you pick up the phone
- Take a deep breath
- Always have water available nearby (to wet your mouth and avoid "tongue clicks")
- Sing or hum during the day to keep vocal chords loosened up (even if you don't consider yourself a singer)
- Smile when you say hello (people can hear it)
What do you do to sound good over the phone?