It’s really hard to be taken seriously when you have the voice of a mouse. Maybe part of it is a confidence issue, but combine a tiny voice with miniature wrists and an apparently young face, I still have people asking me what year I am in college, even though I graduated five years ago.

I had a client last week ask to speak to their previous account manager, who then relayed the fact to me that he was hating on me because I “sounded young.” I may be young but I can re-write your entire website from scratch and tell you in 5 minutes everything that is wrong with it, so maybe you should start focusing on how I can help instead of asking my co-workers how old I am.

Is this how Mark Zuckerberg feels?


Peeps also be judging that I’m a girl. Another client who I’ve only spoken with through email (I love technology) asked if I was a woman or man. Who cares? I’m still all up in your website, snatchin’ your errors up.

Then the jokes come. Mentions of Kelsey Grammer, “You will be grateful to look young when you are my age”, “You write like a man through email so I wasn’t sure if you are a lady or not.”

Each one less funnier than the last.

Does writing manly emails make me a better marketer?

So, I am mighty through email and sissy through phone. Maybe a few super awkward Toastmasters meetings would help? Or should I just deepen my voice or adopt an English accent? Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Kelsey Jones

Kelsey Jones

Founder/Chief Marketing Consultant at Six Stories
Kelsey Jones helps clients around the world grow their social media, content, and search marketing presence. She enjoys writing and consuming all kinds of content, both in digital and tattered paperback form.
Kelsey Jones
Kelsey Jones