What Happened When I Recorded Myself Speaking Every Single Day

It was awful — until it wasn’t

Michael Thompson
Forge
Published in
3 min readJan 16, 2020

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II sat down on my couch, switched my phone to selfie mode, and hit record. Then I started answering the dreaded interview question: “Tell me about yourself.”

After what felt like the most awkward four minutes of all time, I played back the recording. It was painful to watch. My body…

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Michael Thompson
Forge
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