Week 93: Pitch Imperfect – #AlphaFemaleFriday
“ WEEK 93 / 133 – 133 WEEKS TO SUCCESS “
When we’re young children and we speak in our naturally high pitch, it’s seen as cute and innocent. As we get older, it’s less cute and more unnerving. Do you trust the person who rambles and turns every statement into a question? We all know a handful of people that have a naturally high-pitched voice, and while we cannot always control the voice we were born with, we can control the pitch. Raise the pitch for when the situation requires snowflake gentleness; lower the pitch when it’s time to get it said and done.
Think of people who have given great speeches. What do they all have in common? They speak clearly, concisely, and seriously. They are steadfast with their words. They do not stumble on their words. There’s a presence of poise in their gestures, but more importantly, a consistent confidence in their voice.
Today’s audience has a limited attention span. You have about half a minute before they begin itching to reach into their pockets and purses to take a sneak peek at their phones. Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya’s words ring true: whether in your career or in your personal life, people may not remember exactly what you said or what you did, but they will remember how it made them feel. If what you do is well said and well done, then it will be well remembered as having influenced someone for the better.
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Each week, I take a tip from Lois P. Frankel’s book, Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office, and explore how each of these tips affect myself and other women in similar positions on the road to becoming the women we want to be. There are far and few between who are a few steps behind me, and many more who are far advanced. I found that Lois P. Frankel’s advice applied to novice, intermediates, and experts alike. It helped me see that I was already doing right, served as a reminder to keep on doing what I was doing and how to keep that momentum going. The book also showed me areas where I could improve, and gave realistic tips to jump on board. There are a total of 133 tips, and explore one tip per week in a program I call: 133 Weeks to Success.
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