Whenever you mention the name of Abraham Lincoln, most people think of the greatest ever President of the United States. The think of who was probably the greatest speaker in American history with the Gettysburg Address a strong contender for the best speech ever delivered by an American. But what if i told you that he wasn’t as flawless as you may think him to be?
Lincoln had a high pitched and screechy voice. The quality of his voice, however, never seemed to become a hindrance for his speaking. I understand that you are probably not fond of your own voice but chances are that the great Abraham Lincoln wasn’t either. Yet he used it to his advantage. It was different and distinctive so when he gave a major speech or debated against someone his high, thin voice carried further and cut through the noise better than anyone else’s.
Now, this does not mean that you should artificially try to speak in a higher pitch or tone. What this means that worrying about the nature of your voice is fruitless. Most people do not like their voice but chances are that it may sound better to others than it does to you and somehow actually work to your advantage. In fact, a distinctive voice is easy to remember and it grabs more attention. As long as you have something interesting to say, the audience will love you regardless.