I Hired A Speech Therapist To Fix My Boring Voice

I Hired A Speech Therapist To Fix My Boring Voice

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Hey I'm Kane I have a super, monotone, voice it might not come off that way in some videos because, I edit, out. Of, all, the pauses, and gaps I never, thought that it could be improved this month I am going to speak to a speech, therapist, to, fix my boring, voice in, the past I've lost, 40 pounds I've, gotten. A hair transplant, and this is the, most life-changing video. I've ever made up Buzzbee tan you will see why one of my biggest insecurities, that I don't, talk about and very nervous because what if I can't, change with, all that said let's jump into it. Let's. Go meet our speech therapist my name is Amy I work, on people who want to improve their speech singing, to acting to, presenting. It's not about the speed you don't need to speak fast if you stop. And. You think exactly what you want to say your point can come across much more point I noticed, a. Lot we talked about what's called the power bottles which is right here you lecie politicians, doing this you want them flailing, all the way because then your ideas, are flailing but, if you have it right here, what you need to do is really, try this is your, exclamation point what other, things, do you think I could improve. On potentially. Potentially. And you've left it right there I didn't, know if you were done with your sentence, or not versus, if you would have said so, what other things would you like me to work on I would have gotten the clue like now it's my turn to talk so especially for an interviewer, another, thing let's work on yeah I contact, because you keep looking up at my flashy light, and, it makes me want to be like what's up that is something is something they are is very vulnerable for, both of us, but vulnerability. Is what makes for good content, good conversation. Good dialogue, I'm really nervous because at the very end of the month I'm giving a speech in front of, over 500. Universities students. I really. Want to dig deep and apply, everything I'll learn to give the most inspiring, and on a speech I've ever given one. Of the things I did is go out and talk to co-workers. That I have asked, him what they first thought of me when they first met me, times that I met you yeah I thought you didn't like me because your voice before I got to know you I was afraid of you because I always thought you were angry since. Your Mountain I don't know what you're feeling like are you mad are, you frustrated are, you happy, you're so busy and in so short the combination, of that makes it sound like people are bothered you've, known me the longest so we're sitting next to each other as antarians well I didn't think he likes me very much when I first met you you were always very helpful but, you just seemed uninterested did, you ever think I didn't like.

The. Lack of interest, I wasn't sure if you liked me or not because, I. Thought, we were friends from the beginning, friends. From the beginning. Now. I'm realizing a lot of stuff about my life that I did not know at what point did you know that that's just my, personality versus, like that I don't like you. Oh. Yeah, were. We friends then. I'm. So. Stressed. I. Knew you were nice when you were sitting, up the stages, by yourself and I stopped oh. I. Knew it look so nice just like get that in a fire do I have. To. Hear that it took Ryan, nine months. To know that I didn't, hate him sucked. I just think about all the potential, friends, that I could, have made through, the years I did, not expect, to get. Emotional. About it my, perception, of the world is, a lot, different. Than how. It actually is, like, I didn't know so many people in my life felt the exact same way, I. Don't. Even know how to process, this I love trying to fix things improving. Myself and growing as a person, every chance I get working. Out getting fix, miling. More getting like pre-diabetes, in check getting a hair transplant getting, a personal assistant like all this, stuff, and, one of the biggest issues that I had only, now am I making a video about it I'm gonna attack this like a, ninja by the end, of this this, is not going to be how I'm gonna be talking, I. Need. A break myself down to build myself up from the bottom up when you're excited, it's like from here to here other people even sometimes, will be like it's communicated, that I'm a gay you, even, if someone says something to you that's wild, or like uncalled for he'll, just be like a. Lot. Of the expressive. As you get. When. You're doing a comment or, a statement, where, you want to sound confident, your voice needs to go down my, name is Amy, I like. How. They come I, like. The. Moment, or syllable, right before the very end you're on high low I like Dom I do want to learn to garden, because, I think that's a really good skill, great. Don't drag. Out the, last words either you just take your finger touch. Your thighs I started singing video in college that's, it. Okay. And I will go to dinner or something oh my, god that was so good, Kangol be like it was pretty good. You. Always say stuff is pretty good when it's excellent what is it gonna take for you to be, mean. I. Really. Need to watch my car because, it's really, dirty. Nana. Nana, Nana, Nana, Nana Nana Nana. Nana Nana. No words I really, need to watch my car because it's so dirt so when I took your words out you. Use every, other part, of language, to. Get your point, across. Yeah every parts of language our intonation, our. Stress. How. Am i with compliment, it still just very dry I said your make it look good today yeah yeah your makeup I. Mean but I'm extra, so, I want you to be like come on face. Okay lipstick, that's how you give compliment. Is. The thing in, my mind that's why I'm taking it. Seriously. Yeah, oh. Really. Like how the way cuff pulls. Up on your shirt, that's. So different I've never seen that. But. That is different and I was authentic, about that I've never seen a shirt that came like that thank, you but I wouldn't want to see and that. Was your compliment, and you felt it from me. You've. Given me several gifts, through the years I gave you a Polaroid, well doesn't think I think you genuinely, did enjoy the kit I did Brady's a good gift giver I, think, what you said was like I've always wanted one because. I know that that's not you are I know that you did like it I agree to that happy. Birthday, thank, you. You're. Finding the one piece of truth in whatever it is that you wanted to compliment Wow. Yeah. Thanks. So much yeah literally, every, single session with Amy I have a new revelation it's, mind blowing week, to lots, of stuff is being thrown at me I know you went on vacation so. I would ask oh so like where are you going, Haeju. Really. Oh cool like are you going with friends, yeah some Kotchman really. Whoa. Finding the genuine interest in someone else that's the thing that, is going to spark more conversation. So tell me. That's, already, something that I'm interested about we're. Gonna talk about getting, what you want this, is one thing that I know I'm, bad at I feel like I asked for help but I don't know how to do. That in a, sweet. And Deering way think about why, a waiter, is so, friendly, because they want it when you want something, the complimenting. Of the ability, that you were trying to get the help with and love to your work that you did on, last.

Week's Video I, would be so appreciative, if you could do it to get from line that can be asking, their advice you, know so much about this, I don't. Know anything, about this is there any way you would be willing to tell me and really value, your opinion, you make very hot minute emotion. I. Almost when they're like it'd be interesting if people watched your work and then met you and like are you they imagined, or. Something as I was leaving her. Next clients, recognized me. I literally, was like yeah. I am, nice. To meet you I waved and I ran. That. I don't, like them you. Know. They, take the same amount of time if you stop change. Directions, one introduce. Yourself, to, ask, their, name three, close, it out why, am. I so awkward. I've already been, more. Emotional. Than I have in, the past like, five years feeling. A. Lot. Of feelings, they don't know how to do likes you, are probably, one of the best, communicators. That I've met if not. Like. In. The past few weeks have, you noticed anything, different given. The amount of stress, that you're under getting, a lot of really amazing things out you've seemed very positive, grateful. For any time there's been a problem that you then need to go to a bunch of people to work around there's been like a real level of gratitude, and appreciation and. Lightness that I have seen ya. How. To talk to of somebody, who's helping, you out the three things to tell them number one this is the thing you, did do and I liked it, so it gives them that confidence, boost so they're going into it with a smile if I'm talking about your outfit, today I really. Like your outfit, I love how. That pink, hat brings, out your cheeks I mean and now, the, thing that I want you to change. I love, to see you in a blue hat let's. See what that does to your ass yeah because if I just came to you and said you, should try a blue hat things. Like oh my gosh gonna wear this hat I'm. So bad at building rapport and all aspects, of my life also, I inherently, don't think I'm that interesting, this is where I'm saying you don't have to live you're like five, myself so interesting, you, could be self-deprecating I, don't know how to do that, tell me five, things that just aren't very awesome, about you I am horrible at communicating, I probably work. Too much I, have really oily skin, I have weak knees I'm like really. Messy, if you're in there oh you've got such a beautiful, home so, perfect to be a techie a total. Slob at all that makes people feel at, ease when, they realize, like oh you're not perfect either. What. Do therapist, ask how, do you feel so it's open-ended very, similar, to tell me about yourself, tell, me what's going on. Thank. You I think part of being, getting, in the closet, throughout, my life has prevented me from being. Able to be vulnerable you. Talking. About it how's it make you feel about it I think it makes me feel like, it's not, totally. Like. Would. Have been. Really. Eye-opening and. Life-changing. Your Epiphany today, who showed, your kiss money yeah, like. What do I do, also, no that's, finally, the reason why. It's. Huge. You said something so key in there you said maybe, it's not my fault. But. It's, not your fault and, that's, a big deal to take off some of the pressure and stress - it's something, about crying, and, opening.

Up And being able in a rule like they're all tied to my speech. Pattern, I did not know this, video was gonna turn into this like about, me coming, out like what. The this is crazy. Being in the closet for so long I just kept, trying to deflect, attention, for, myself I finally, know what I need the speech that I'm giving in two weeks needs to be about I'm a pretty private person so, opening up like this honestly is really scary but I know I got to do it. I'm. Directing a 30-minute, scripted video I have not directed, a scripted thing in two years I'm hoping that what Amy teaches, will, help me on set. To. Make sure the whole thing. And all of a sudden it will be so much easier to tell them what. You need to tell me I had a table read yesterday, the genuine, compliments. Openness, to hear their input I, think has really been, helpful have, you seen any changes. When you compliment like me and shame like I like to guys to death let's try it again in the middle of it you said Brian I like the pizza line said those are like, those and it was simple that was it. Okay. Small. Talk before and totally like 180, you a psycho. So that was a date in life and then I was like wow. If. I met you today I would think that he, likes me right on the bag I think you warmed up a lot, but you like smile more you think out loud a lot more than you used to do I feel like you're going down like the right path I think a way that you express, affection for, people is demonstrating, that you have faith in their skills or they like you respect what they can do like the way that you work with Kevin RDP. It's very clear that you think very highly of him and you're like partnering, with him honoring, people and respect is a big part of how you really, I, mean I definitely like that you noticed that the only reason I'm able to trust you guys to do it is because for Kevin like all the shots are, two to three times better than I imagined. Makes my job a lot easier too and same with you Brian like you care about the character and the lines and how it's coming off you're always like super fun, and chill to work with you. I've, definitely seen improvement, you're gonna be, like an actual conversation. Your. Speeches yeah you did I just, wrapped the very last day of my, scripted, video I love that they picked up on me, trusting, them in their creativity. I felt emotional. Like hearing that because that's. What I wanted, out of this process the, fact that they said yes to, joining, me on this journey ultimately. Does show that they do want, to work with. Me now that that's down I'm gonna switch my focus, to, prep, for my speech, holy. I. Am. Still writing my script right, now the most important thing is structuring the speech have something important to say before you. Can sound good saying it so all italicize, where the. Emotion, is going to be when I talk I do this like leaning, back and forth thing is there anything I can do to not either put the weight on one foot and barely, have your other toe there and get a highlighter, and just highlight, the parts that are fun your cadence. Is up you're not, monotone, at all I'm happy with the speech I am exposing, myself, a hundred percent I've mentioned, stuff that I have, not, even talked, to my close friends about I'm, nervous but I think this is what, I have to do like this whole speech and, this whole experience.

In This video is about opening, up and not, being afraid to be vulnerable. Hey. Boston University, I am Caine and I will be on your campus tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.. Along, with a few other Asian American guests I'll be sharing a lot of intimate, stories that I've never ever shared before and they'll, be a Q&A after an amine green and I'll see you there coming up so, I am in my hotel room in Boston. The city is so cool I just want to feel, as, comfortable as, I can with the words so, they have impact, I hope I don't choke what if I choke thing I hope that, the, students get something, out of it see y'all tomorrow. Let's. Give a warm welcome to can't give I. Want. To start off by apologizing. To. All the people that I spoken, to in the past in auditoriums. Just, like this I wasn't. Being, honest with them I used to teach finding. Your voice as, if once you find it you're, done but the truth is I'm still. Finding mine at. Six, years old bright-eyed, and bushy-tailed, my parents and I were invited to. Go to my, teachers classroom after hours as we sat in that colorful, classroom, in the miniature wooden, chairs my. Teacher told my mom and my dad King, asked, too many questions, they. Wanted their kid to thrive, in this foreign school system and they looked me in the eye and said white. Momentum, play which. Translates, to canes, stop asking questions and so as a six-year-old kid, I quieted. My voice and hid, away my curiosity, be mean is, a Chinese, term, that, means to, save face and it. Describes the. Links an individual. Will go to in, order to preserve their established, position in society at, 19 years old after my freshman year of college I got my braces off finally, and, I. Was, a dancer, and I was feeling sexy, AF. And. I. Was ready I was ready, for my first kiss, but. Who, do I kiss I was. Nowhere near out of the closet, I couldn't, even say the word gay out loud and so I jumped. On Craigslist, I. Actually. Met the sweetest boy I'd ever met. Eventually. He. Asked, me to be his boyfriend. But. Remember, I had to be mean right, and I, told him no because. I didn't think that it would be possible, a week later I, mustered, enough courage, to ask him to be my boyfriend at, 19, years old I finally. Started, raising, my voice just a little bit and, started. To explore my curiosity, at, 23, years old one. Day I was sitting with my mom and she asked, me Caine, when are you gonna get a girlfriend and, instead, of nodding like I normally would and letting it go. Away I told her mom. I'm. Gay I don't. Want a girlfriend I already, have a boyfriend. And. She. Didn't take it well the. Thing that hurt me the most was she said came. Don't tell your father don't. Tell anyone keep, it inside, and. For. The first time in my life I saw. That my mom was embarrassed, by me. Instead. Of saving face I let mine show and it, wasn't a face that, she recognized, as her son a month. Ago I read a comment and it wasn't the first time why is Kane so monotone, and, that triggered, a deep-seated. Insecurity. That I wasn't engaging, enough when I spoke and so I did what any other good BuzzFeed er would do I decided. To make a video and. It. Would be titled I hired, a speech therapist, to fix my boring, voice she, had me sit down with, a bunch of people and asked, them what did you first think of me when we first met to. My utter shock, and horror. Every, single person, thought that I didn't, like them when, we first met one of my Coker's, thought I didn't like him for nine months. That's. The time it takes for a human, to be formed. My. Best friend Freddie she said that she also thought I'd him like her for months and by, at that point I thought we were besties. My. Old voice was direct it was Stern it made people believe that I wasn't playful, or that I was too busy to be bothered I had to face the fact that. People thought I was the Grinch who stole Christmas, when. I thought I was Cindy Lou. One. Particular day in one, of my sessions with Amy I had an epiphany one. That would change everything. Going. Into this month-long experience, I thought that my lack of communication. Skills was. Because of my cultural background or that English was my second language I never, considered, the fact that being, in the closet for. So long and hiding. So much of myself that, I accidentally. Hid away part. Of my personality, and only, now sixteen, years down the line am I, starting to uncover, it I'm, sorry that I used to think identity, and voice were, outward, check boxes it's every, single building, block every, encounter, that we've had every, bully everyone. That's told us to shut up and sit down every. Crush or heartbreak, we've ever felt every. Misunderstanding. And attempts. To fix it every time we face our fears and all, the times we run away from it every compliment that we've given and received every. Truth and lie, we've ever told and every. Time, we apologize, please. Don't. Let others quiet your voice and always, remember, to embrace, your curiosity, and if we need to show our face instead, of saving it it might be the only way, for us to honestly grow, thank.

You.

2019-01-07 09:10

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I love your voice

"This is my voice, 1 day on speech therapy." *1 month later* *Kane delivers a 30min heartfelt and genuine speech to 500 strangers*

Kane, I am 12 and all my friends have an average voice. Then me talking makes me feel left out having a deep voice.

I actually just wanna see the hair transplant results tbh

Yas kane! Your first couple of videos I thought you hated confrontation or social interaction. But after a few videos I realized that's just how you talk. Congrats on going on this journey and doing it for you! Cyber hug!

As someone who's a complete opposite (on a good day, I'm like Freddie), I honestly feel rejected sometimes when someone like Kane would respond to me lol. I know it's not the person's fault, but when you are excited to talk to someone and you get a "monotone" response, the relationship is very "one-sided" lol. Like, c'mon match my energy! Btw, great Buzzfeed video in a loooooong time.

I´m so proud of you Kane!! You did a really god job and your speech was awesome

19:45 *I‘m not crying, you are!*

This lady is one of the most likeable experts Buzzfeed has ever had

I'm not crying! I'm not! It's just raining. Indoors. While I'm in bed. And just on my face.

Kane you have helped open my eyes and given me a pathway to how to improve myself. I see myself in you and not so alone and not so guilty for being monotone

Wow, well done, I'm impressed

I am exactly the same way, and oh boy can I tell you how many times it has affected me socially and personally. I never knew it was that bad until I found out that people stayed away from me because I came across as ‘rude’ or ‘arrogant’ or just plain ‘awkward’. All because of my voice! (& partly because I am so shy, I didn’t say much which made it worse, thus the seeming ‘arrogant’ part). So yeah... this really helps me remember to keep at it and remember that I will get better in time.

Such an amazing vidieo. Such an amazing person. I would date him if he was straight. So cute

This is amazing! Love the awareness you created about speech therapists, and that speech therapy is not exclusive to people with disabilities. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Amazing progress, well done xxx

I'm so proud of you Kane!!!!

jeez. i got choked up when Kane gave his speech. will I have the courage to actually ask people what their first impression of me was?

What the blue hat does to my ass?! Is that a riddle, threat, or promise?

i litteraly hade tears in my eyes

11:22 his palms are sweaty knees weak arms are heavy...

I was really touched by you speech. I understand that it is for a large part a cultural thing and I have seen the video's with your lovely mom, but telling a 6 yo boy to not ask questions and later to hide being gay really hurts my heart. I am very glad our little boy would never have to deal with that with either his dad or me if he would turn out to be gay or whatever he turns out to be.

I love his voice though and how he speaks..

Can someone plz tell me what he was directing plzzzzzzz

I’m so proud of you! Actual tears in my eyes rn awww such a good speech!

I always thought his voice was fine lol

WITCH!! Omigod I want her skills

cool video :D but is it me or is that Howard Wolowitz twin at 14:25

When he asked his colleagues how they initially felt about him, are the same things people still say to me.

Great video.

So... Can they help me with the fact that I yell when I talk?

I NEED this. People always think I don't like them

11:17 5/5 This is so... Me.. it scared me haha.. need help so badly.. haha huhu

i watched this high and thought i was tripping until the end

Idk why but I was expecting him to do a summary at the end of the video of what he learned

thanks to buzzfeed

hearing his speech put a smile on my face. awesome job Kane!!!

Kane!! We need a hairline update!!!

This spoke (lol) to me so much! When you were talking to Freddie about how in your head your compliments are over the top but what comes out sounds borderline disinterested I was shook because I feel like I do the same damn thing. Thank you for sharing this, you got me thinking about seeing a speech therapist now :)

But why does he own 5 pink hats?

I watched up until 4:35 and then skipped to the end to see if there was a difference. I would say its pretty much the same. I think a large part of communicating with other people and expressing interest in introductions is by expressing emotions through your facial features, tone, and your body language-- and not so much hand gestures because many of us guys don't do that. I think even if you don't show it through your face or your body language, you can always express interest by making small talk and by putting in the effort to reciprocate another person's efforts. Ask questions, stir conversation. If you put the effort to keep the conversation going then you won't give off the impression that you're annoyed or upset. While speech techniques can help, its also just showing emotion and expressing interest through your words and actions

lol the speech therapist saying, "it will make your voice come across a lot more poignant." its POIGNANTLY

Omg, I have this same “issue”. Although, I’m not really motivated to change it. I think if people don’t want to stick around to see that I’m nice or put in the initiative and not judge someone based off their first reaction, then I don’t need them in my life anyway. I constantly hear “I was afraid of you at first, but then I found out your super sweet” or “I thought you didn’t like me” or “I can never read your emotions”. It’s so weird because I think I wear my heart on my sleeve and then to hear things like that, it throws me off. Good on you though for trying to change that about yourself.

I actually likes the way he talks .. very chill and seems like he's confident and doesn't give a s* about other people's patience and takes time to think.

Am i the only one who noticed the bottle of patron on the therapists table?

This is honestly one of the most powerful and interesting videos I’ve seen on YouTube! And your speech was amazing Kane!! I enjoyed it and was laughing and tearing up throughout it. Well done ☺️

Omg... Omg, I’m monotone and I didn’t realize I could be colourful and interesting! Thank you! I’m going to look into a speech therapist!

I'm so glad to see you continuing down the road to self-improvement, it's really inspiring to me. Watching you open up like that and actually seeing you light up about something was really nice, I'm really happy for you. The speech was on point.

This was a great message!! Loved this video!! Happy you’re still working on becoming a better you!

Wowwww your story is same as mine. I also struggling taking to new people i meet. Always awkward, especially when he or she are good looking ☺️

The gradual change in his voice during his speech made me so happy. He came such a long way. I can't help but smile and be happy for him.

Wow

Song at 16:34?

IAN CHARLES SHOULD DO THIS

I relate so much to this omg

you can tell he is improving throughout the session

The Kardashians entered the chat

You go Cane!!! I’m so proud of you

This is GREAT content!!

Amy seems like such a great speech therapist!! I’ve learned so much helpful tips in this video

From 16:00 on, you’re so different! More lively, confident, happier! Good on you!

His voice and on camera demeanor really sucks ass omfg. how did this dud get Hired at buzz...

Damn his speech was amazing. I’m so monotone and this video honestly really helped me. Thank you, Kane!! Keep being you!

I have a long one voice too, I feel ur pain!

Shane omg

There's nothing wrong with your voice. It's just that crazy thing in the US that one needs to sound like Minnie Mouse yell and completely overact all the time. This "therapist" speaks like a 3 year old with her squeaking sounds. Nobody outside the US would ever take her seriously.

was still monotone

I'm monotone too and my mom calls me the Grinch

On the other hand, people have told me that I am too expressive.

Me at first : oh this guy is cute

When I came out to my mom she too was embarrassed by me. I know that pain. I came out as trans on my 21st birthday this past April 2018. I gave my parents a card that said "Surprise, it's a boy!" on the front. With a personal note to my family inside. When I gave it to them as they read it tears team down my checks and I couldn't look them in the eyes, I was afraid of rejection. To my relief they said "stop crying, it's okay we will always love you." But I recently found out that I embarrass them and that coming out on my birthday was "uncalled for" and not a "happy day" for them. I waited 21 years to find the courage to come out and this is how the people I thought loved me most feel about who I am and how that makes them look to other people.

Kane, your speech was fantastic. I loved it.

Idk why but I can listen to the speech therapist talk forever

I don’t know you, but I am so proud of you! My heart is full of joy for you on this journey!

I noticed his uptalk in the beginning of the video - interesting because it’s a lot more common among women. I think in general it often indicates a lack of confidence. It’s awesome that he was able to make such a huge change in such a short amount of time, because it was very obvious by the end that he really had changed the way that he speaks.

friends from the beginning? No. OUCHHH

When are we going to get a hair update video??

I love this video !!! We all love you and think you are the best!! I am sure we can all agree we have seen this transformation happen. You voice and the way you spoke completely changed and it was great to watch and listen to.

Kane,

Yay Kane!

the speech therapist reminds me of amber scholl

From now on, I stan Kane.

Finally!!! I’m a speech therapist and I love Buzzfeed and I was hoping they would eventually do a video with a speech therapist!!!! Do more, it’s the best job!

great now im insecure about my voice

I was in speech for 7 years and I honestly don't think it helped me at all. I still struggle to talk as much as I did when I was younger. I started taking classes when I was 4 and stopped when I was 11. I was supposed to keep taking them but I didn't want to do it throughout middle and high school. I'm currently a junior in high school and I get really embarrassed when I mess up on my words and when people can't understand me . I wonder if I could still take more classes .

I know i need this

My math teacher really needs this

This was really great content and I’m so happy for all of your growth in this video! You forgot to wear a blue hat though!!

Usually I'm very expressive, but every few months I go through a dry-period, where I become expressionless. Monotone voice, less facial expressions... idk why

Kane this was an amazing video!!! So heartfelt and honest and raw. It shows that being closeted leaves deep scars that sometimes take years to heal and can manifest in ways you’d never expect. Thank you for being so open and honest with this process. Your speech was awesome!! Also side note, you look so cute with the hair out and glasses on. I think the hats are a security blanket that you’re holding on to

i have a monotone voice too .I didn't realize that until my friend told me last week.We had gone to a movie and the main character was speaking in a monotone voice(its was a very passionate dialogue) so my friend was making fun of the actor and suddenly i realized why she kept/keeps calling me robot .

its powerful

i like the therapist she fine tho

I so need this lol like I'm so awkward when I talk ....

Such a great video, feels so much like I'm on the journey with you just watching it. Also cute glasses, love the clear bottom half on them, Kane!

Thank you Kane, I think I needed this video. I always know in the back of my head that speech and words are important, but I am always worried that I come across too cold, crass or disinterested. This has me looking into the knowledge of speech. I hope I can improve too. Because you nailed that speech! Good job at improving something that had you insecure!

Kane is so cute aw I love him and this video idea ah !!

Your speech was awesome! You did an excellent job!

Lol my voice is like high pitched and vibrates a lot and I have this weird speech thing where my "r" sound is weird. Like "murder" sounds like " mother" and " mother" sounds like "mudder". It's that "er" sound and I hate how my voice sounds lol

That one guy that pronounce frustrated as "FUS-rated"

Kane is admirable for putting his insecurities up in videos for us to watch and learn.

You probably have mercury in Taurus

Awe Kane! I think you seem so sweet! I’ve never thought this about you in any of the videos, but good for your for doing this!

We're in the same boat, but in different compartment bro. Thanks a lot, I've learned so much from this video.

I'd love to try this..

9:41. Hat changes from front to back. I had to do a double take and rewind.

Kane! I loved this. Thanks for sharing it

I’m 100% like Kane in this video and I didn’t know it

This is awesome. I always thought that speech therapy is something that you go to if you have speaking difficulties. But the problems that were addressed in this video are quite common. Also now that I look back, if such problems are fixed, the effectiveness of our speech will improve greatly. Thank you once again for the video. Also, can you recommend some books for speech therapy?

am inspired

Who else wants to see the film he was directing btw if it’s out can anyone tell me what it’s called

did anyone notice she has a patron bottle next to her desk? lol same sis

Can Lindsay Lohan be my speech therapist too???

Amyyyy

This is so good!

Wow... This video has hit me on a deep level. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your journey! Its inspiring me to work on myself as well and a great reminder of not to let others quiet my voice. Thank You so much ♥♥♥♥

Can she fix my squeaky ass voice then?

This was intense. It’s not about speach, it’s about finding your voice.

I need one too

This makes me appreciate having a naturally good voice when it comes to conversation

Working for Buzzfeed literally changes your life. The hair transplant, weight loss and now this.....

he’s so cute when he finds out Freddie didn’t think they were friends in the beginning

I have a teacher who has a REALLY boring,monotone voice. I kinda want him to do something like this because he's actually a good teacher but bores everyone to sleep before the end of the lesson.

Great video this is the type of buzzfeed content i miss the most, super inspiring, universal message, by the end of the video you were blossoming so proud!

Current freshman at Boston University here! Thank you so much for coming and opening up; you've touched a lot of people, with your speech and this video. Love your progress and I admire how you faced your fears and continue to grow. Keep speaking, Kane!

I wish buzzfeed hired me to stay on my computer, fix my life while also paying me above minimum wage for it!!!!

this is such an open and honest video, i think it was "pretty cool"! No, i really liked it and connected to kane on a really personal level. I don't think he's ever going to read this, but i am really impressed. you're not only improving yourself step by step, but letting the whole world in on that nervewrecking way to the top. I'm thankful you let us have a look inside.

Awesome video

When you run out of ideas

You’re such a brave and beautiful person

That speech therapist is so good

This is a very insightful video

One good point to make also is the fact that they way people perceive you through your speaking pattern and tone differs from one culture to another. Perhaps for people in the USA or just in this region of the country, if you speak in a rather monotone pace, that can have a hostile impression on others, while in another part of the world a more monotone way of speaking is the norm and if you speak very animatedly, that can be seen as over the top and even untrustworthy because it feels like you're trying to influence the way the subject matter is translated when you're not simply giving out the facts and have the listener make out the importance of it themselves. So, in one culture, a very animated way of speaking can be even seen as a way of manipulation which raises doubts in the listener, or may raise other thoughts or preconceived ideas, while in the US the story's clearly entirely different. What I mean, Kane shouldn't feel bad about having a certain tone to his voice because it's not perceived so negatively everywhere in the world and thus isn't inherently bad. It's just the environment that can affect the way one is and the norms of it on how they are understood.

This is my voice 1 week after speech therapy

A speech to 500 university students?! I can barely speak in front of the 26 kids in my Psychology class.

I need this so much

Amazing video! Great work, Kane :)

oml, this is so like me. people always taught that I was angry at them or I don't like to talk to at all. I'm like, I need to go to a speech therapist right now.

ANYONE ELSE GET LADY GAGA LOOKING VIBES FROM THE SPEECH THERAPIST

This was such a well put together video and very inspiring!

I cringed a lot in this video

This is so impactful! Great video!

This is super helpful. Yet it’s soo scary. Being vulnerable is super hard!!!

Amazing video Kane, thanks for sharing your voice!

literally cried so hard watching this because I relate so much. so happy for kane's growth

thank you for sharing this experience kane! the speech at the end was very touching; I even cried a little! I am really glad to see your improvement, I hope in my life I experience the same passion and drive that you show in everything you do.

i don't think i have a boring monotone voice but i definitely don't express myself like i want to. i always say things in my head wihout actually saying it outloud especially with ppl ive just met/someone ill probably only ever see once in my life so this was actually a big help cause i didnt even realize i did it

Anyone know the song they use,? I hear I am shivering, neither world is fading

What's Freddie's @?

I've also got a monotone voice, people always think I'm being sarcastic

I got your feelings man! Sending A lot of support from also super awkward and shy person ✊

the therapist looks like gabbie hannah and lady gaga had a baby lol

This is what’s wrong with the humanity. People just want to change anything that God gives to them I don’t think you should even be existing right now ffs

"Get that inner fire." Who is that wise woman?

Omg. I struggle with this too!

You did great

Omg we are the same person. Especially when he asks people what they think of him

I’ve never related so much to a video

tbh I know a lot of asian guys who are just like this. they aren’t friendly or rude, I can’t tell what they’re thinking and they seem boring/bored. I wonder why?

He should start a sleep asmr channel

I think I'm like that too! Interesting to watch.

yeah but what about andrew and he's like always approachable? no?

That was such a good speech :,)

His voice and intonation improved SO much at the end!!!

I want to be a speech therapist but I also speak and act like Kane so.....

Great job Kane!!

But why would you have 5 of the same plain pink hat

This is so relatable.

I'm also actually quite monotone and talk in a calm manner so this is what i need

A tip for confidence: change your speech! 9:41 he says, "why am I so awkward?" and that kind of speech can become a self-fulfilling prophecy! Big changes come when you just smile and say something you want for yourself like, "I am handsome and I'm going to be a very well received speaker!!!" xx

I didn't see a difference in his speech

Most people when they get to know me usually tell me that they thought I was mean or didn’t like them because I never talked and if I did it probably sounded that way. This video is giving me inspiration to work on my communication skills and not be so closed off. Thanks Kane :)

I wish Kane had his own channel

ive never even considered the fact that something like this actually exists and I feel incredibly ignorant. I’m so grateful to have learned about it through this video. this was so well done, thought provoking, and informative. this is how ALL buzzfeed videos should be. inspirational!

Omg she is pregnant!! How beautiful!! And she is such a great therapist ♥️♥️

the speech therapist sounds like Siri!

WHAT SONG IS THIS??? 16:25

This is actually really helpful in my life right now.

Are you an Aries? Lmao

that guy is not having boring voice, that guy is just high af, that is how high people talk.

i never knew that i needed this video. Thank you and great job Kane!

WHY AM I SOOO AWKWARD???!!! yeah exactly me!!

I don't see any wrong with a more monotone speaking voice or personality. My boyfriend is like that and I love him for it. I love that we always talk about not judging books by covers, or people by looks and other things. So when someone has a monotone voice or personality, the entire point is to get to know them first. I understand the sentence structure, conversation skills, and small speaking/speech tips though. Am I the only way feeling this way?

so proud of you

how the hell changing to a blue hat has to do with his ass?

Damn i need this

Im learning from you Kane Diep! I think most Asians are like that were so bored!!

omg this was so great, it really inspired me to start working on my communication style as well because i do struggle with it a lot and its such an important skill!!

High my voice it so raspy and high and it's my biggest insecurity

I feel personally attacked.

Did she just ask what a blue hat would do to his ass?

Currently studying speech therapy and this video is unbelievably beautiful! Happy for you Kane

Wow this video was so interesting! Amy was amazing and taught me a lot myself about speech and communication. I love your speech at the end and wished we could hear the entire thing. You improved so much. Congrats!!

Wow this was amazing, it really hit home. I’m not one to usually post YouTube comments, but this was really eye opening for me and my own deep insecurity of my voice.

You could tell you had maaaad progress throughout the video and I dont know you but IM SO PROUD OF YOU BOY !!

Wow! Thanks for making this video. I didn't know there was a solution to this. I too struggle with being monotone but mostly I just don't give af either. I'd like to change that though. Good luck on your journey Kane

This video is so much more than changing your voice. Thank you for sharing this journey. I look forward to exercising some of the techniques you’ve learnt and shared so I can too become a more confident, direct and elegant speaker. This video is as powerful as you hoped it would be!!

I need this girl to teach me how to speak...

I love how he is and how hard he tries. Even the shoe lift videos or weight loss when he’s having a tough he can convey his feelings but focus on the future in a cheerful way where I want to keep watching it. If he is unhappy he is still reflective as to why he felt that way personally.

Might be the first buzzfeed video I find genuinely interesting and purposeful

Can Buzzfeed try hiring a hetero? Excluding them is bigotry and prejudice.

5:04 he was so shook

I mean your voice kinda goes with your personality. I mean if you were aggressive, then in return your voice will generally sound more like a tough but your personality looks easy going and in turn that’s prob your personality. It all works out naturally in the end

I think the correct path would be asking questions and not assuming. Like: "Do you like me?" " Yes." Problem solved. When you force people to change who they are, we all end up being the same. And that's more boring than Kanes voice. It is great video, but it promotes unhealthy standards.

Tbh, his voice is not that monotone, i've seen so many people who are worse

I cried like a baby watching this! Thanks for sharing & bless anyone that feels this way, to overcome it like you!

I've had a lot of communication struggles. This video taught me a lot to put into practice

“why u look like you got heartburn”

This was a great video. Good job buzzfed

Thank you Kane for sharing this with us! I could relate with your experiences and I really value the powerful speech insights from Amy!

Scripted video looks sick... Can't wait to see it!

I am sorry...... 3:34

Subs on for 10:50 "I'd love to see you in a blue hat.. let's see what that does to your ass" - checks sub settings.. not auto generated XD

yeah sometimes i try not to us certain words as well.

Question Mark

This was the best! Thank you for allowing us to see your amazing journey!!

Oh no, I'm getting flashbacks of when I used to go to therapy

Great and inspiring video !!!

OMG, I'm related to his speech. At 13 my teacher wrote in my grade paper that I'm "Too confident" my mom read it and told me to stop. I slowly become timid and quite. As an Asian girl in school, I fit in. But when I start working, I lose a lot of opportunity because I can't speak up and take credit for my work. When my senior at work introduced me to her friends as a "timid girl", I'm so shocked. I used to be the brightest in class but now I'm the quiet one? I'm trying to change, I hope I can be better.

speech therapy is a thing?

I clicked on this by accident... was not disappointed

Whys he so adorrableeeee

By the end of this video..I was bawling my eyes out. LOVE you Kane

beautiful speach!!

that ASMR voice thooooo

Spoiler alert he still has the monotone voice at the end of the video

I sooo identify with this. Thank you!

Kane that was brave af

Hey Kane! Great video! So vulnerable...it made me like you more. You did a TKO since your scripted video was lso Dope! Hope your parents are proud.

Made: Kane is going to be an orator!

in addition to fixing his monotone voice, this video is also focused on improving his personality. :D

I hope he's happy with the result, it's such a small but drastic difference from the beginning of the video and he seems so much more confident during his speech. He's a great producer, can't wait to see what he's got next.

okay but he sounds just like the guy from the honest channel jskdjsjd

I'm gonna be honest, Kane is so hot. His determination is supersexy. And his shoulders, whew Chile

Amy is great!!!

Listen to my voice if you want to talk about monotone. I have 1 single deep pitch

what video did they make?

Proud of you Kane ♥

Y I K E S !

❤️❤️❤️❤️

I was expecting a video on the technicalities of the voice and speech, but now I learnt that speech is not just a bunch of sounds produced by hitting parts of your mouth together. It is an expression of one's identity. (too deep for a YouTube comment)

Thank you for being so brave and sharing your story. ❤️

i could really see a difference!! good job, you were a great person before and after, you just know how to express it better :)

aww so proud of you

I hear that all the time. I think I'm sounding all bubbly, but everyone else thinks I sound like the Clear Eye Dry Eye guy. This was a great video to watch and I know now that I can do something about it.

This is such a unique video. Every once in a while Buzzfeed produces one of these gems thanks to the hours and hours of work by individuals like him.

Like you are are monotoned and sarcastic

If you go from the start of the video and jump to the end you hear the difference

I am like this too when it comes to meeting new people, but with close family and friends I am more expressive. I think, it has a lot to do with self-confidence and self-esteem being a bit... low. But just like Kane I am going to be more communicative to new people I meet.

This made me realize that I need to get help, I’ve been in the closet and hiding my insecurities because I can’t communicate well, so I shut down and I realize that I want to be open and feel that I don’t have to hide any more. Thank you for making this video!

is this fiction .. a cast list? like in a motion picture

I think this vid is changing my life

HIS VOICE IS FINE THO :(

Your speech is AMAZING!! Love it so much!

Idk why when I said I have weak knees I totally lost it

I think my speech is normal but I’m definitely awkward in social situations. People think I’m aloof. Should I like... do this?

omg so glad there's a youtube video about this!

His speech was so moving. This is the first video I’ve seen of Kane’s but I am so proud of him!

I cried through this whole video! Kane, you are such a beautiful person (I saw that before you hired the speech therapist) but I am so glad she helped you express yourself and feel better about yourself! You are fantastic just the way you are

Wow. This hit me hard. As a still publicly closeted bi/gay man, I realize how much this struggle has affected my personality and how I interact with my unknowing friends and family. You do give me some hope that one day I can be my complete open self. Thank you.

Halfway through this I started realizing Kane is really attractive. Like I can see him as like a popular guy that everyone likes, once his personality started shining through

Lol he doesn't talk about his biggest insecurities because his insecurity is talking. Pretty great video tho

What’s amazing too me is that at the beginning of the video you said “by the the end of this I WONT be talking the same “ and look at you Now

this is outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kane I am so so so so happy for you to learn these things about yourself. That’s huge and life changing. It’s amazing to expand your voice to what you want and deserve to have and I’m rooting for you!

Mad distracted by the gum you kept chewing.

SAME

Finally there’s a speech therapy video Thank you

I love how a lot of this wasn't even about speech as much as just "how to interact with humans" also, that speech was so good. im shooketh. it really hit me.

“Why you look like you got heart burn”

he sounds like a scary story teller youtuber

you may never read this but i hope you have a good day and that god bless you all:)

My social skills are a 0/10

Such a great way to start the year learning some great values about embracing one's true identity and finding your own voice! Kudos! Much love from the Philippines

I’m so happy watching this.. Go KANE!

it’s motivating to see someone overcome their personal obstacles and have the courage to share it in public. k is a beautiful human

"...i urge you to speak yourself"

His voice reminded me of that one girl on twitter about the basketball tickets

OMG! I relate so much to this video. I feel the same way about being gay and closeted and how it’s affected my ability to be vulnerable.

I could relate to this so mUCHH

okayy speech therapist

i loved this so much.

Love love love this! This is my personality but I’ve learned to understand it and know I’m different over the years

Wow I see a huge difference. I can see how people thought you disliked them even though you liked them a lot. You really grew and learned a lot in a short amount of time. You are still you, but you learned how to communicate much better. This is super inspiring.

I feel like my voice is really monotone and I hate it

I may not know you、 but I'm proud of your growth Kane! Keep on being the amazing person you are! Clearly everyone loves you for you、 and I'm glad you have found a way to accept yourself more!

you killed it.

I didn’t realize his voice until I watched this

Kane, this is so powerful! You are an inspiration!!

my normal voice sounds like most people's sarcastic voice so people can't tell when I'm being sarcastic and then I'll say something's sarcasticly as a joke and they think I'm being serious and then they hate me also I'm the most awkward person alive

this dude is asperger

Nani

Great job your speech! I was engaged, you sounded interesting a worth listening to. So proud! Keep expressing yourself!

That speech therapist was amazing

I relate to this soooo much. Everyone in my life tells me that I speak to monotone and I don't know how to fix it. I had to take a theater class this year and my professor kept telling me that I needed to sound more happy and I thought I sounded super happy already.

so that's what Lindsay Lohan is up to nowadays huh?

Lol watching this made me realize that I talk like him

I seriously need this. I often get misunderstood due to my monotone voice add to it is me also having a poker face and a low volume or quiet voice.

introverts problem.

Can’t say I’ve ever watched a Kane video I didn’t like, “boring” voice and all

Very inspiring speech Ken! Good on ya

Next up *I hired a life coach to fix my life*

omg you can really hear his voice changing from about 13:00 o.o

No lie @5:30 is so me XD I can't find words to express myself that quickly.

I have the EXACT SAME thing

I ciree watching this.. i dont know why

The therapist’s voice sounds like Elizabeth Gillies’

the speech trainer sounds like an AI lmao

Wait ok me

that is me omg HELP!!!

Props to that guy. He came out for the first time after hiding it for so long. Imagine him posting this video for millions of ppl to know he’s gay

9:32 omg how did I not know she was pregnant for 9:32 minutes. Da fuc

This was such a great video!! And your scripted series was amazing!

I’m glad that you put out this video. I’m a really social person, I have no problem talking to people, as long as I see that they wanna talk to me too. Usually if someone gives short answers or doesn’t ask me anything back I take it as if they don’t wanna talk to me or they’re not interested in the conversation (because that’s what i would do) so I just back off. Never came to my mind that this could be the case for some people

I’m going to say it... I might be really wrong but I feel like he’s expressing his sexuality more... 11:50 omy Gosh I wrote that comment before 11:50 so rn I’m shook

Pretty great

2:05 is my life... Except Kane has more friends than I do.

That was amazing.

Wow I wasn't expecting this to be as inspirational as it is. I wouldn't say I'm monotone, but when talking to people -especially strangers- it's hard for me to feel comfortable enough to change the tone of my voice. It doesn't help that I'm such a bad conversationalist and I speak faster when I'm nervous. But this video taught me a few tricks to improve that. I can tell a difference in your voice and overall presence, I hope I can take it and apply it

Speech therapist reminds me of Lady Gaga in A Star is Born.

So wholesome

I suffer with this...its hard to work because of this lol

I needed this. I never understood why people looked at me the way they fo, but now it makes sense

Amazing video

I didnt think when i clicked on this video that it was going to make me cry by the end of it. The way your mum reacted about you coming out broke me xo im so awkward, quiet and introverted i related alot to this video, over the years thanks to working in retail ive taught myself how to communicate around people just like the speech therapist told you. I havnt quiet gotten to the point were its natural for me but when im around people ill tell myself its time for retail voice to come out. Im getting there. Thank you

anyone know the song at 16:27?

ok this is me to the T. everyone is always telling me I have a hardcore monotone voice and that I'm intimidating but Its just how I present myself. I learned a lot from this thank you

Anyone else sent this to their friend who is also monotones?

So...how not to speak Valley girl because he used to raise the word at the end.

voice sounds like a super villain not a villain a Super Villain. Explains why they thought you didn't like them.

Bro, that speech made me bawl my eyes out. I feel connected to you on a different level. We won't let anyone take our voice!

God damn it why am I flooding deku tears :*(

She is a voice coach not a speech therapist I have a bad lisp and I go see a speech therapist every Tuesday

Buzzfeed must be paying really well

Oh that’s why I don’t have friends

This is incredible and SO inspiring!!

I need this omg

i feel like speaking super expressively is a super american thing??? being more quiet/reserved isn't a flaw lmfao and idk if it's just me but when i am around someone who has a more over the top manner of speaking i actually get a bit overwhelmed and turned off

I'm glad that someone is actually addressing this situation many people go through

Love this video

i had no idea how much i needed a video like this

I wonder if he’s the same when he’s drunk lol random thought

What song is playing at 16:27 ???

ok im crying little bit..

Whoa...never realized until now that this exists? And I could probably use it?? I have such a hard time expressing any emotion and voice inflection at all when talking, should definitely look into this!

This is the best buzzfeed video i've seen.

I'm 8 minutes in. As a woman with Asperger's, I struggle with speech tone and expressing myself correctly for the given scenario. This is ALREADY really helpful.

That therapist was so good at her job in every appointment

You know I never quite understood why I always feel awkward in college until this video. Now I want to learn more. Thank you.

This entire video was so impactful thank you so much for being so vulnerable you are so brave and I know that your courage has inspired many other viewers ❤️❤️

i was trying to do my homework while listening to this, and i payed full attention to the speech. awesome video

I kept getting distracted because the Speech therapist sounds like my gps

Why did I learn so much from this

omg, the best speech ever!!! Love you Kane! Awesome job!

what kind of evidenced based practice is the "power box"

the speech was incredible! you didnt sound monotone at all, and your voice was engaging and lyrical. it made me want to listen more to what you had to say. it also made me really think about how being closeted and hiding so much of myself from my parents and community affected me. ive struggled with lots of anxiety and i never considered how the two might be connected.

i have the same problems, im glad i found this

Even when he was sad he sounds like he doesn’t care

Damn that speech was so good

A person's voice is the sum total of whatever's going on in his/her mind. Happy for the dude!

Awwww youre healing and awakening

Wow! You look totally different at the end of this process! Your eyes are brighter, you emote with your face more. You look so much happier!

I think a lot of people could find this video useful to their lives

I'm in love, I literally cried at the end! Thanks for sharing this

This video was absolutely incredible. It is so wonderful seeing you come out of your shell and feeling more confident in your communication skills. Thank you for sharing and being brave enough to show this side of yourself.

Seriously this lady is good. Not what I expected.

I’ve went to speech class for years for stuttering and my ‘r’s. And I still do it just not as frequently.

“We all have that inner fire” .... “Why you look like you have heartburn?” Made me LOL

Loved it, go Kane!

As a speech therapist I'm all for this video

This helped me more then it helped him

The bottle of Patron tequila on her desk at 8:50

What a great reminder that my career also consists of counseling the client and family...providing resources. I love my career.

Omg i had no idea he was gay

kane is such a pisces omg. i relate to him sm

THATS NOT A REAL THING

This is one facet of the broad range of people that SLPs work with. So proud to be in grad school for speech therapy. Represent

i can relate to him so much, people i sit next to always ask if i hate them or they apologize because they think they're annoying. like no pls i wanna be your friend-

Thank you for being vulnerable. I loved seeing how much you grew over this video.

“Why am I so awkward?” I felt that.

I think i need to do this.. Because i feel like i have trouble opening up to people.

Great video!

Kane, I have never commented on a video, in all the thousands I've watched, but this one I feel I must. You are an inspiration for so many people. I am truly proud of you.

Kane, I have never felt closer to you than I do now. I have a similar complex about the way I talk and emote. You've inspired me to do something proactive about it so I can enjoy more out of life.

no ur crying

Thanks for sharing! This is so helpful!

Ok, now this is content :))

Woot! You go Kane!

Also this is a bigger problem than I first thought :/ IM glad Kayne worked thru it

I thought we were gona see the video he directed at the end of the speech....

Kane, you are an awesome and inspiring human being! Kudos to improving your voice and for always working on yourself. As the video progressed, I could see your progress and it made me so happy! Cheers mate!

Omg! His speech was sooo good. I never knew or noticed how important intonation was in English. This video made me do a little reflection on the way I talk and how I must come across. Thank you for making this and the editing was beautiful!

I swear this is me

I DIDNT THINK I WAS GONNA GET EMOTIONAL BUT I STARTED CRYING WTF

I had no idea this was an actual problem for people XD

I think that is’s awesome that Kane is improving, good on him, but don’t change yourself Kane! You’re wonderful don’t change who you are

SO INSPIRING!

I honestly don't care if my voice is monotone, or if im super awkward. I like me the way i am :)

Wow. Thankyou. I always considered myself 1 beat off. People have told me I'm too serious or why am I angry? And I never say something off the cuff or funny because its never percieved that way. Youve giiven me somthing to think about!

Is she a love therapist too? cuz my heart is about to explode

Beautiful story ♥

I think I need to go to speech therapist

@15:50 these glasses are life!

He losed his weight He got his brow shaped He got hair transplant Now change of the voice Now He is new person

Wow! I am so glad I watched this, I will definitely not judge people on their voices, sounds weird but obviously people do that, but you seem so sweet! I hope you can’t achieve this goal!

Joyce ❤️ I love her!

I feel you

when Lady Gaga is your speech therapist.

Well that was a completely heart felt speech!

@Kane Great job dude! Keep growing and thanks for that impressive speech and this video! You ARE the example of purity and beauty in the heart!

I seriously cried hard on his speech at the end! AMAZING TRULY INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO!

He could be the male version of Siri.

Haven't enjoyed a video like this in a while and I'm really proud of the results that Kane has reached! I hope things will only go up from here for you!

Wow I didn't realise my voice was a problem until this video

As a British person I don’t find what you were saying as monotone or under expressive. I feel like you just don’t fit with American as much, come visit Europe and you’d be normal haha

yes! another good content:) buzzfeed take good care of employees like this!

He is extremely ka-ute especially with those dimples

Wow. This was so inspirational. “Fixing my voice,” is not a common self-improvement choice, but in a way, I’m not surprised you uncovered so much. Our voices are unique and personal. We think we’re born with it, and that there’s no way it can change. You have showed us the many possibilities , “speaking your truth,” and, “loving yourself,” can look like, all through loving & caring for your voice. Thank you

& Congratulations!!!!

I've always thought your voice was calming and would be good for Audiobooks.

how does someone become aware that they have a "boring" voice? ...

Wtf I cried lol:(

I have issues with eye contact but in my culture making too much eye contact is rude. Before I went on a date with this guy I told him don't assume I am not interested just because I don't make much eye contact. He assumed anyway and thought I wasn't interested at all but in reality I was very much so...

Why is this so me

This was a great video !I learned a lot about myself as well.

WE LOVE RECOGNITION OF SPEECH THERAPISTS!!! YESSSS

I went to "like" this video and I already had.

Been a while since buzzfeed actually made a good video.

The therapist is mad cute

Just what I needed. Thank you

My friend talks super monotone-ly, and his face is always expressionless. So he always seems annoyed/bored. IT MAKES ME WANNA PUNCH HIM IN THE HEAD!!! (But I still love him)

I feel bad for Kane because he seems like he's very focused which can come off to others as disinterested. This tends to happen to people that have been taught that work is work. You end up not forming work relationships.

Go Kane!!!! So proud of you. This inspires me

Kane your drive to want to improve yourself also inspires me to be a better person

Yeah, it’s pretty boring. Nawh just kidding.

You need to learn how to speak from your heart, and this is possible by connecting to your heart! Why not learn Italian?

the speech therapist's plant tho......

Kane! This was beautiful! I'm so proud of you!

Relatable. My inner fire is also similar to a heartburn.

Freddie is gorgeous looking! Glowing skin and super white smile... just for starters ...reminds me of Jamelia or Sinitta

:')

Wow. I am so proud of Kane and the progress he made in such a short time. I’m upset that I’ve been ignorant to the fact that this could be a problem

I'm just like you, I supposedly have a monotone voice or whatever, but thing is I don't see an issue. You even seem 100% normal to me, don't see a problem...

im just realising that i have the same problem

Omg this just taught me so much about myself!

His voice is already fine silly

Wow! This is probably my favorite buzzfeed video. You are amazing Kane! Thank you for sharing this video and your awesome speech.

Wow! This is gotta be one of my fav vids in a long time, due to it being so damn genuine. I love it! Thanx for the eye opening vid.

Am i the only one who thinks everyone hates me? Honestly you could be both...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaas!

Number 15

I'll sometimes be talking about something I'm really excited about but I'll be talking about it in a super flat tone XD Oh boy I'm also the kind of person that always kind of glances away while in a conversation, bc I get sort of uncomfortable with a lot of eye contact?? Apparently that's an American culture thing to make a lot of eye contact and them finding it weird when you look away, which I dint know until my college professor was talking about that to the class. And it's a little strange considering I'm American and didn't know about the eye contact thing bc a lot of my friends do the same thing where we kinda look away, but we're still paying attention. I think it's also a thing that has to do with human ancestors/general animal instincts where eye contact shows dominance and can sometimes be intimidating or give you other emotions depending on the situation

“why u look like u got heart burn ??”

His hair transplant looks like it went really well

omg this is how i am too, everybody thinks i’m mad or sad when i’m not, and also i get mocked and made fun of my voice so often

this video was so inspiring! YOU’RE AWESOME, KANE!

Great content. Interesting subject. I personally wonder what your parents speech patterns are, I have a very deep calming voice (so I've been told) and it's been pointed out that my children do too. Parents are our main teachers with the highest exposure in our formative years. So I'm sure we are heavily influenced by them and their quirks etc

I loved this video and I love Amy she’s so funny, but I think that’s just because she knows how to talk, I don’t need it but I kinda want a therapy session with Amy just to find out what I’m doing wrong if at all

I didn't think this would help me personally but it did, nor did i realise speech therapy could be used in this way. Its really making me think about how I talk to people and the small little things i can do when communicaticng with people to show them that i am inerested in conversating with them and want them in my life.

The transformation you have gone through in the years I have been watching you is amazing and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your story and encouraging everyone to keep incrementally improving.

I am exactly like you.

I don’t think I’m monotone, but I can totally relate to perceiving the world differently. I found out that most people think I’m mean, or think I don’t like them at first and then they know me and realize that’s not the case. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong but I don’t want to ask because my anxiety for that thing will ruin me

Good job and this was very interesting that you shared all the tips the voice therapist gave you, thank you so much! I enjoyed it all the way!

Relatable

I think it's interesting how Kane was monotone in his speech when Vietnamese requires such specific diction, inflection, and pronounciation. So proud of you, Kane! Rep for all of us Asians who have difficulties expressing emotions.

ALREADY AT 8minutes in YOU SOUND DIFFERENT!

Speech language pathologist over here! Love that this video helps to show one of the several things that we do.

Boring voice? Have you been slaying goblins?

Great video!

Beautiful sunset time lapse.

This makes me anxious because I never ever considered that I come off as monotone and mean. Imagine how many people think I hate them :/

I didn’t notice it because I do it too

But does this mean he's faking it or does the treatment actually work for the long run? Will he evetually fall back to his old monotone voice?

this is my voice one day on speech therapy This is my voice one week on speech therapy This is MY voice One MONTH on Speech Therapy.

Dude, that was a hell of a speech. Perhaps for the time being your speech has to be a little conscious but you are going in the right direction. I loved this video! By the way, I can speak "properly" but I'm also very awkward in how I approach people.

So proud of you!!

That was heartfelt. I want that speech therapist to teach me how to not be so high pitched.

The speech therapy not only is she so beautiful but she talks with her eyes.

I'M SO PROUD OF YOU KANE!!!!

damn i just realized i really need a speech therapy

Such a good speech at the end! You got so much better and im so proud of you!!!!!

i have big anxiety, and one of my friends is like kane. whenever she gives mixed signs, i always freak out and think she hates me (when in reality she one of my best friends). this video actually helped me understand what was going on. thx

This ... is super weird because my native language is always monotone no matter who speaks it

This was so inspirational! ♥️♥️

Anyone notice the patron in the back of the speech therapist desk

Omg!....I found someone like me

you should be very, VERY proud of yourself!!! honestly all the self improvement you have done is amazing

he kinda reminds me of anpanman!!

I feel like I hear a difference in his voice throughout the interviews but I’m not sure if it’s just my mind playing tricks on itself

Wtf I needed this video so badly. I literally relate to him on every level and am battling all the exact same issues.

i should probably do this but i don’t like being uncomfortable so it’s a no from me dawg

i loved this video so much❤️

05:06 learned something new! The high low. My speech therapist only taught me to end low. But i never got the hang of it. Great video! It’s nice to see how open you were about this, Kane. Thank you for taking us along

So inspiring

Great job. You are so motivating. You sound and look fantastic. Never give up.

This was a great video. I know Buzzfeed has a bad rap and it's the butt of a lot of jokes, however, I think a lot of really great, insightful &/or vulnerable content comes out of it ☺

Where can I watch his scripted video/ when does is come out?

WHAT!!!! HES GAY!!!!?? HAHA FOR A SEC I NEW BUT DIDN'T!! . LIKE MY COMMENT IF YOU THINK THE SPEECH THERAPIST HAD A CRUSH ON HIM UNTIL SHE FOUND OUT HE WAS GAY AND THEN SHE WAS SUPER DISSAPOINTED

OMG you look so cute with your glasses on!

3:45: It's weird. I get you very easily. Your voice would not have me think you hate me.

1:33 - Next level flirting

Bruh, my voice is so deep I often times find myself in the monotone section because ppl often times never catch what I fully say. I do not like the fact that I have to speak loudly to be able to have others hear me. It sucks and I wish I didnt have to force my vocal chords sometimes so in essence your insecurity is my insecurity as well

as someone who is only recently came out as pansexual, i feel like i can totally understand this. i’m so proud of him and this video

Ok this video was truly amusing and even a bit educational in some ways. This is good content.

I can actually see him improving throughout the video when he's talking to the camera

Most asian people have monotone voices, especially people from Hong kong

I actually need the opposite because I sound kind of like exaggeratedly with NY hands everywhere etc and multiple ppl think I sound like a valley girl smh I must be annoying bc I'm talkative too ಥ ͜ ಥ

this video speaks to me a lot, I personally did start to voice-out myself more but I didn't know it was related to being closed to myself ... I feel emotional now >_

Finally a Buzzfeed video that I can actually use myself.

TheRapist

Me and Amy would have a great conversation. I've been a strong speaker and conversationalist since I was 10.

Lmao that was so cute when he said yikes!

Oh my gosh this is a powerful video Kane! I'm glad I've watched this today! I think i have a problem with my communication skills as well. I thought it's just an Asian thing. (Obviously I'm just trying to ignore the fact that I needed help. Sorry >.

ok. I'll try all these advice on my boyfriend.

I have this problem, especially when receiving gifts

Thank-you for this video Kane!

I definitely feel the same, as I am Asian as well. I get where he’s coming from. You did well, Kane! You’ve grown so much.

I dont like being too nice because it makes me feel like the other person thinks I want something from them.

*James Charles Has Left The Chat*

Everyone's reaction that they thought you didn't like them.... that is my life lol.

you are so so inspiring.

yes queen

I'm mad at this video. I love his voice and speech pattern. He's very calming and relaxing. Why are we in a world that we feel we have to fix the personal differences that make us special. This is what's wrong with the social media generation.

This is amazing! I learned so much.

For vietnamese, because the intonation is already carve into the meaning of the word. So when they speak English, they treat it like it's monotone and they can't comprehend the way of intonation works in English.

She looks almost identical to a woman I know who does cucking videos

"I got a hair transplant." *still wears hats all the time* DAMN YOU! Some of us with thinning hair would kill for that opportunity. Take that damn hat off!

I love this, ur an amazing person Kane

This is so beautiful!

Ah man, I 'm so sad people thought he didn't like them! D: I always got the feeling that he was a nice guy, just really quiet, but that's probably because I had a close friend in junior high who was like that--people misinterpreted his lack of expression for disinterest. Instead, he was just a really private person.

Number 15 boy needs this more than anyone in the world!

yo you HAVE to watch the movie Saving Face. it’s the story of a chinese lesbian couple struggling to come out

Omg I love this video! It is hard for anyone to realize how they present themselves to the world and attain that level of self-awareness. But he did it and grew! Hell, I grew! Thanks so much!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Beautiful story, beautifully told. Congratulations, and keep it up!

At 3:34 in the car he kind of sounded like the guy that said “burger king foot lettuce”

wow this hit so many more emotions than I had anticipated lol

I know someone who jokes a lot and is really sarcastic but most of the time we can't tell bc he always sounds so serious.

Really needed this message today. Thank you so much! Your videos are always some of my favorites! You’re such an inspiration!

I am halfway through the video and I am shook from all the similarities I have in common with him! I do agree with him, as a more feminine gay male in the closet until college. I was always afraid to speak out loud and call attention. Thank you so making this video! It's really inspirational!

I identify with this so much and I’ve wondered why the hell people don’t approach me easily. My self perception, confidence and communication skills have always made it harder for me to make friends and engage in school. Realising all this, I can start to make changes to my personality. Thank you so much for this video.

So many people say that to me “I thought you didn’t like me”, “I thought you hated me”, “You look like you never wanna talk”, “I was lowkey scared of you”, “You look mad”, “You always sound sarcastic”, “You have such a monotone voice”. Like damn, blows my mind.

Im not great at conversations and usually give one answer responses which usually kill conversations because either im boring or they think im not interested in talking when i just dont know what to say. Is there anything i can do to improve myself?

11:09 id just like to say that im the best at self-deprecating ok now im gonna go back to eating goldfish at 2am haha...

This is a great video

ahhhh so funny story I just recently broke up with this dude who might've suffering from a dry monotone voice ahhhhhaaaaahaaaa wish I saw this sooner RIP

16:48 That colour scheme is sooo good, maybe even unintentionally so

Listennn Ik this video is old but I’m 3 minutes in and it’s so relatable my friends always tell me before they met me they thought I was stuck up Bc of my voice and ig my rbf is horrible so those two combined led them to that conclusion...anyways I always get upset at the chances of being friends with someone that I lost Bc they thought I didn’t like them Bc of my voice/face and I was like it’s not something I can fix

This is so cool because as it gets closer to the end of the video you can really hear the change in his voice he just seems so much more bright

this hit too close to home

Thank you for linking the hair transplant video. Because I really wanted to watch it but didn't wanna go looking for it!

she’s so good at doing what she does !! like wow !! i’m so proud of kane ✨

I feel this video so much. Like... this is me. Literally. Lol

Buzzfeed tf u making me watch

It was a BEAUTIFUL speech, so beautiful in fact that you made me cry... And trust me, you are a wonderful human

did anyone else notice the bottle of tequila on her desk

I’m terrible at conversation... I could probably use this lol

AUTISTIC!!!

Omg I'm crying right now

u do sound boring

This was very touching! I cried! Amazing! :)

This is adorable

I'm crying? I'm sad and happy and proud and suddenly more self aware?

I wish I watched this before my phone interview. This would have helped with my confidence and rapport building. I'm much more charismatic in person. This kind of thing is a new reason for speech therapy that I never thought of before

Buzzfeed hates him! Find out how one man proved buzzfeed makes you monotone and gay

i want to be friends with that speech therapist, she seems so cool.

*like 9 months. like a baby.*

Omg this is meeee. Everyone of my friends has told me they thought I hated them for months after we meet. It made me so upset because it's just because I'm shy sometimes and apparently it comes off to most people that I'm just stuck up:(((

Damn I need reverse speech therapy I wanna sound how this guy originally sounds! I guess Monotone lol it just sound better like your not giving everything up in conversation instead of always being on 100 and robotic which is actually pretty annoying lol

Wowwww I could see and hear the change so well comparing you talking at the beginning versus the end. AMAZING!

His coming out story made me cry

Daaang I was hoping this was about that "Chills" guy! You know who I'm talking abooouuuutttt....

That speech therapist is fire

This was such a great video! Helping my awkward ass get motivated for university

Lmao

Shane your video was so touching, I cried. Thank you so much for sharing your journey!!

not sure if my comment went through, but i found this video to be wonderful... made an impact on me. thank you.

Your speech made me cry. It reminded me when I told my parents that I want to date girls. I completely empathized with you. And even in finding your voice I’ve done that a lot myself the past two years and like you said you don’t ever just find it. My voice evolves everyday and grows in emotion, capacity and strength. Thank you for sharing your story! ❤️

You did a great job :)

Man that patron bottle behind therapist looks good about now.

One of the few heartfelt videos I’ve seen recently. Congrats Kane and awesome job!!!

I have the exact same problem

I would love to meet this speech therapist.

I think he as a typical buzzfeed or moderator kind of voice, like kind of makes me jealous because his voice is so "perfect" and smooth :D

She sounded boring tbh

I honestly didn't even realise that I did this and it now explaines a lot

Watching this with the hope I'll make friends finally. Been going to the same school for 2 years yet no one talks to me what's so ever. Maybe it's my resting face. Hmmm

He bores me to tears zzzzzz

Such a difference. Where he used to drag his words his now has this sexy bass purr in the syllables he's saying. Everything he says sounds more interesting. I could go on and on about all the things I noticed!! I'm SO excited that Kane did this. It's going to be a whole new world for him!

I just want to hug you :) you rock and please don't feel like you missed something until now, best things are yet to come.

This is my voice one day on speech therapy. ThIS IS MY voice ONE WEEk on spEEch therApy. THIS IS MY VOICE ONE MONTH ON SPEECH THERAPY!

*"YIKES"*

My husband (also Asian!) is super self conscious about his monotone voice too!! But I keep telling him it's unique and masculine and calming and authoritative!? If people have a problem then that's them!!

He used what his mom said for the skit... Wow... If my parents said that when I come out the closet i think I'd be scarred too

Bravo! The entire process and ending speech was so honest and beautiful. I have no doubt this helped many other people struggling with similar real life issues.

Loved this!

Wow Kane this came at a very perfect time in my life ! I too deal with this every day of my life this problem is literally the reason I cried so much these last couple of days with Christmas and my birthday that just past I’m so terrible at communicating and at showing emotions everyone I know also thinks I hate them or hated them at one point I’m so glad I’m not the only one dealing with this I too share the same life you do being Mexican American I thought it was because Spanish was my first language but in reality it was my teachers telling me to shut up and my older brother telling me I wasn’t important and my “friends” in school telling me I talk to gay I hid away a lot of who I am and now 22 years old it affected my relationship with my fiancé he thinks I hate ALOT of things that he dose for me but in reality I just don’t know how to act I don’t know how to be a human but like you knowing and figuring out the problem I will work on it thank you SO SO SO MUCH FOR THIS VIDEO - Luis Regalado

You are making some big strides, Kane! I'm so proud of you!!!

Great video

This is awesome, *so proud of you Kane!* You really shined in your speech

I legit cried

This video is too good for buzzfeed

Wad about the hair transplant follow up video?

Very moving. Thank you for putting yourself out there and sharing your journey with us.

The therapist can get it, even if she convinces me to apologize for her cheating...

I really need a speech therapist, I have a monotone-ish voice and it doesn't help that I also tend to have a sarcastic tone of voice (at least in my head) but it never comes out how I intended. I'm either terrible at speaking or everyone misinterprets me. Well it's both.

This makes me feel like I want to be a speech therapist

I can't believe I watched this whole thing, i didn't think I would but it was made very well and had me very intrigued at all the information and your personal experiences that relate to it all. I got a little emotional too. Very well done, intimate, inspiring and educational.

This has opened my own eyes up to those I feel I cannot understand in my life, or that I can't vibe with, that maybe it isn't any of those things, but simply that they have a hard time communicating even with something that comes naturally for me as intonation. Everybody is different and all for different reasons.

Kane, Thank you for sharing this journey with us.   I felt like it was me in the video, my heart rate went up when you saw Amy each time. Honestly I clicked to see your experience with a speech therapist and the progress, but, I learned a lot from this video, hopefully I can change some of my communication skills for better just like you did.

If speech has something to do with coming out, then I am out of sorts, man! I'm not gay. So what do "I" do with MY monotone voice. I cant point where in my childhood or life I have "developed" this. Probably childhood? I don't know internet. Help. I mean, I'm not gay.

Is it because I was constantly not meeting my parents expectation regarding my academics, career? ETC? They told me that I am smart and I should be an accountant because I'd earn a lot, but man that is so boring. Despite that, I gave it a try. I think it just killed out all of the creativity in me. And now because I studied those Accounting Theories, I am just very cynical of the world. Managing others money sucks. Just thinking about it,,, i just. I just cant.

Does he speak a tonal language? Could that be part of why his voice in English is monotone? Idk, I'm not the speech therapist here but I thought they would have talked about it...

That was really good I learned a lot from this video plus a lot of cool techniques from the speech therapist. The speech therapist is very knowledgeable and knows how to get the best out of people. I wonder how much she charges?

Way to start 2019 Kane :)

I would like to try thisssss!!!!! i think i have a monotone voice so i tend to bore people or people assume i'm angry lol

You did such a great job with your speech!

Wow love this video! Buzzfeed finally doing some good

Congratulations man, that video and that story is actually incredible. You're genuine vulnerability is going to help so many people look at their own lives and finally feel okay to search for their own inner voice.

looked ya up after I saw the hair transplant video. look great imo :)

Oh my goodness! I needed to hear this, I've been wanting to improve my voice for many reasons and this video was incredibly inspiring, thank you.

You don’t have to change.

Why you look like you got heartburn??

As a future speech therapist this brings me so much joy and reassures me that the path I have chosen is the right one! (Side note: SLP's need more representation!)

I loved this video. So incredibly genuine.

Wow i didnt know this kind of thing exist and i actually suspect i have the same problem as him. Not the exact samw thing but the kind when the moment i started speaking, i slowly fade in the middle and dont know what to say anymore. I always wonder why i dont connect with people that much. I feel like its because of how i talk like kevins friends think he is not really interested and always gives off the vibe of being too busy to be bothered. Becuase im so awkward whenever someone tries to have small talk to me i always rush them up and yeet tf away from them. I just now realized this. And my case is probably like kevin. Thinking hes a Cindy lu when everybody elses think hes the Grinch. This is actually a very informative video for me. Im broke af and probably wont be able to afford a speech therapist but at least now im aware of some of my problem. Thanks Kevin!

Woah. I got goosebumps at the end

Lol the longest TikTok ever

This is amazing! I've always had trouble communicating ( I didn't realize how much of a problem it was!!) ( I have adhd which doesnt help lol) and I had no idea why. Thanks! This video was super informative and inspiring! Edit: Oh my gosh I've been told millions of times "you ask too many questions" "you talk too much" "you're so loud" Seriously, thanks so much for making this.

relatable 100%

okay, random detail but did anyone else notice that halfway through the video she switched from a Roland Fantom keyboard to a CASIO?

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