I may try that, but Idk if that will help.
It will, for reasons you've described here:
Easier said than done. I try, but it doesn't work very well. People have told me that me speaking "loud" is barely normal tone.
Are there times that you don't realize when you're doing it? A lot of times, I don't realize it until after the words come out, and then everyone just looks at me like I'm stupid because they can't understand a word I'm saying. I'll try the slowing down thing, when I do realize it. I've done that before, it's just catching myself that's part of the problem. But thank you for the advice.
You may not have any specific affliction inhibiting your speech, but you do
have an unconscious manner of speaking that, for reasons that may be either psychological or physiological, has developed in such a way that it impedes conversation. You know, like a speech impediment. What a speech pathologist is able to do, trained
to do, is identify the specific aspects of your manner of speaking that interfere with communication. Whether or not it's a "disorder" per se, it's a physiological problem that's manifesting itself in your vocal tract--and a speech pathologist will almost certainly be able to put you on the right track to speaking clearly and, more importantly, comfortably.