I really need help with improving the sound of my voice. I am going to attend an interview for a very high position in my company, but my adviser told me that when I talk it sounds like I talk through my nose. PLEASEEEE I need your help and advice as to what I am supposed to do.
This is a speaking pattern you may or may not be able to change over night. However, you are interviewing for this position because you have many merits that qualify you and you can continue to succeed while you work on your voice. Don’t let self consciousness about your voice interfere with your other strengths or your belief in yourself.
For a quick fix, try plugging your nose and moaning on a low “oh” sound to feel the vibrations in your chest. Then, keeping your nose plugged, try saying different vowel sounds: ee, ay, I, oh, ooh. If there is pressure in the nose, try making the sounds as though you are yawning or surprised and see if the pressure releases. If it works, speak with this feeling of yawn or surprise in the back of your mouth and plug your nose occasionally to make sure the sound isn’t stuck there. Also, make sure the back of your tongue isn’t too high. You can read other pages about nasality too.