If social media is any indicator, we are becoming more entrenched in our opinions. Perhaps it has always been important to be right, to have the superior position. It now seems equally or more important to declare someone wrong and to tear that person down. Or even to register an opinion about something you have no vested interest in because others are doing it.
Today, I am not going to wade into the right or wrong way to communicate. I do want you to observe yourself. Are you more vested in being right or in proving others wrong? Do you use your surety to justify bad behaviors towards others? Or, are you justifying not engaging because you may be wrong?
There are hard facts in life but there is a lot of nuance and variance in opinion. What are your patterns?
Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay. She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user. Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker. For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit www.growvoice.com.