A person’s speaking voice is a part of their identity. Those who speak in a monotone voice tend to seem less impressive than those who speak with a dynamic speech pattern. In the same way, those who speak lower or higher than their natural pitch can seem less impressive, as well as experiencing vocal strain and other problems. If you find that your the pitch of your speaking voice is lower than you would like it to be, there are many natural techniques you can use to raise its pitch.
Sing at a pitch that is typical for your speaking voice then sing a major scale such as “do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do.” Stop on “fa” or “sol” and try speaking at a pitch near these musical notes. Repeat this exercise a few times a day to make it a habit.
Take singing lessons or learn vocal exercises that use the highest and lowest extremes of your voice. Stretching the upper and lower range of your voice will make it more flexible and allow you to speak at any pitch more easily.
Smile slightly while you speak. Smiling raises the lips and muscles in the face and tends to promote a higher speaking pitch.
Read passages from a book or magazine out loud while you practice speaking at a higher pitch. It may also help to record your voice and listen back, which also provides a record of your progress.
Smoking can cause your voice to deepen. Quitting smoking will also help you achieve a higher speaking pitch.