Are we talking about the voice we use to talk? Or the singing talent voice? No ... absolutely not, I mean the voice as in strength to stand on what you believe in, and the voice to speak your mind out. We are raised to believe that we can’t speak or air our voices out and be heard and with this a lot of dreams, ideas, creativity and innovation skills have gone to waste. Young girls are the future of the next generation and we need to stand out and speak about who we want to become without fear, our career paths, business ideas, positions we aspire to hold and so much more. And here are some key notes to help you speak up.
Know who you want to be; I got a chance once to assist in an interview and the first thing I noticed is that some people didn’t have a clear picture of who they want to become in the future, 2 questions the interviewer kept asking the interviewees was what is your passion and what do want to become in the future… you can tell from their answers that half have no idea who they want to become, other half still had the fantasy dreams. In a nut shell before you air your voice out take a research on who you want to become simply by evaluating yourself on your passions, what you like to do, in what area your good at. this will help make you confident and sure of your future. Research will also tell you how to get there, so by the time you raise your voice your audience will have faith and confidence in you and you never know some might want to invest in you.
Stick to the plan; I can’t guarantee you that the first time you speak out will be a win win, it might take more than that, you might hit some rock bottoms until you final step out and finally get there, I remember during my high school my parents and I had different plans on which major I should take my mum said science and my dad convinced me to arts subjects, I wanted science and I constantly had to argue with my farther until he agreed , in the end he said I just wanted to know if that’s what you really want, so giving up on a first no is an absolute crime, they say fake it till you make it, I say force it till they believe you and help you make it.
Take notes on the responses; Now I know I said this before that no matter what holds you down stick to the plan but, lets twist the coin around and actually listen to the responses we get, it’s important to listen to their thoughts and let them speak without interrupting. Make eye contact with them and let them know that you’re listening. The best thing about listening and taking notes is that you might actually get more ideas or good advice and if most people suggest change then its best to look into it and change because not all voices once you have spoken out are meant to harm you some may come as a constructive criticism