I usually talk in a high-ish pitch (often because when I was young I noticed people listened/paid attention to me better if the pitch was high, or even annoying)
I've been trying to lower my pitch but I find it very often that it's hard to be loud in a lower tone. It sort of hurts my vocals chords. And also, when I talk in a lower pitch people (even strangers) tend to ask me "say again?" which happens often, meaning usually that I'm not loud enough.
So any tips on talking in a low-pitch, but loud, so people can hear and understand you, but at the same time not destroying your vocal chords? (it just feels like you need to put out more air when it's lower)