As someone who is aware that they often speak loudly how can I deal with/overcome this issue?
I already make efforts to be aware of my volume but frequently only notice my volume at the end of a conversation. It’s particularly difficult for me to control when explaining my work to new hires who I am essentially training, mainly because I am proud of my work and enjoy discussing the technical aspects of it. Other than trying my best to be more conscious of the issue I'm not sure what else to do. Things I've tried:
- I have asked the people I speak with to let me know if they notice me talking loudly but I would prefer that my problems dont require effort from others to overcome.
- I have also had my hearing checked and that is not the issue.
- If I know that I will be having a potentially loud conversation I try to take it to our kitchen/plaza area but that isnt always an option as we need to be sitting at a PC.
Occasionally a select few individuals will make comments like, "God why do you talk so loud?". Although they are the kind of person to bug you as a sign of affection and comfortability it leaves me feeling very bad about myself because I am not the kind of person to knowingly annoy others.
I'd like to solve this problem before someone feels inspired to create a SE question about dealing with me.