Ideas to better understand and use your voice
. . . . and strengthen your argument’. Lebanese Proverb.
Tomorrow, 16 April 2013, is World Voice Day*. World Voice Day is a worldwide celebration of the phenomenon of voice. In addition to the opening quotation, below are my other favourite quotations about the voice.
Since many people take their voice for granted – I suggest during this week you appreciate the voice you have. In my prior career as a speech pathologist I worked with patients that had injured voices due to their own abuse of it, or from a physical accident or medical condition. Once they realised that their injured voice would be a permanent condition they had a new appreciation of their voice.
So this week appreciate your voice. Listen to your voice. Listen to other people voices. Get curious about what a voice conveys about a person. Consider what voices you like and don’t like, and why. Notch up your voice loudness on occasion and see what response it receives.
– ” I have never fallen in love with my own voice, but I’ve always had an attraction for it.” Tom Snyder
– ” There are times when silence has the loudest voice.” Leroy Browlow
– “A man’s style is his mind’s voice. Wooden minds, wooden voices.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
– “The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.” Theodore Roosevelt
– “If you have an opportunity to use your voice you should use it.” Samuel L. Jackson
– “Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind – even if your voice shakes.” Maggie Kuhn
– “The voice is such a deep, personal reflection of character.” Daniel Day Lewis
*here is a link to the World Voice Day site: http://www.world-voice-day.org/