Many people wonder about this when I work with them. The good news is that 98 percent of the people I meet don’t have any major issues. Most issues are small and with minor tweaking can sound great.
Below I talk about why our voices bother us, I talk about the art of the pause, and the idea of playing with the volume and pitch for effect.
Check out this recent story from The Washington Post . This is an example of what people worry about:
This guy does a great job of describing and showing what vocal fry is:
Jump forward to 1:38 to see and hear the example