A couple of days ago, I posted a bunch of videos on Photoshop CS6, which is now in public beta.
Some of you commented on the tenor of my voice. Examples include “Deke are you OK?” and “Was someone holding a gun to your head?” Here are some others:
Please, Deke, don’t keep using that tone of voice! Sounds like you either had a death in the family or just got over a long illness!
Can’t understand why Deke used such a depressing tone of voice. Not his style at all.
I wonder why Deke’s voice is so low toned and subdued. The old Deke was better.
Well, I’m happy to report that I’m healthy, blessed with a thriving family, surrounded by splendid friends, altogether free of mortal threat, and generally ecstatic on a day-to-day basis.
But, alas (and quite fortunately, actually), I am your everyday-average vulnerable human being. And every so often, I catch a cold. I hadn’t had one in years. But then I felt the tell-tale signs of a scratchy throat. A few days later, I could barely talk. And next, lo and behold, it was time to record my highest profile video course of the year. (Check it out here.)
So I thought three things: 1) Soldier on. 2) Preserve the old voice. And 3) Speak softly and carry a big piece of software.
My larynx has since healed. (You should just hear me talk. I sound like a real boy!) But in the process of dialing myself down a few notches, I might have discovered a new me. Only time will tell.