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If you’ve ever wondered, “Why do I talk so loudly on the phone?” then you’re not alone. It’s common for people to talk over the phone without realizing that others are listening in. This behavior is often a symptom of fear or insecurity. If you feel uncomfortable talking over the phone, try talking smarter instead.
Don’t shout, talk smarter
It may sound obvious, but many people are unaware that the volume of their voice is important to other people on the phone. If you speak loudly, you can be easily heard by those around you. Moreover, shouting is not conducive to good listening skills, and it can even be offensive. So, it is better to talk smarter and less loudly.
While good manners generally dictate that you speak softly, you’re bound to be a bit loud at times. There are at least 10 reasons you may be guilty of loud cellphone talking. Firstly, you may not be using your earphone to its full capacity. Sidetone – the voice that plays back through the earphone as you speak – is a common feature of landlines, but digital phones don’t always reproduce it.
Fear of confrontation
One of the most common reasons for this is because of a fear of confrontation. When faced with a confrontation, the fear of losing control or being rejected will rise up in the person’s heart. They may sweat, feel nausea, and increase their heart rate.
When you confront someone, you need to remain calm and respectful. Try to keep your words in check, and ask for clarification. This will help keep you on track and avoid wasting both of your time. If the other person isn’t able to understand you, repeat what you said until you are clear.