Time is an interesting perception.
We lament the shift of an hour this way or that. We speak of time wasted or the lack of time as a symbol of our virtue or sloth. This is interesting because time isn’t actually an abstraction.
Since specificity is a goal of clear communication, we should really be specific about time. How do you define time? Do you feel like there isn’t enough of it? Or perhaps, it is a vast span you cannot fill. Does this perception shift for you and when? Because it seems that how we measure time is more related to the value we place on the tasks of our daily existence than on the actual 168 hours in each week. Time is measured in what we have taken into our lives and what has been cleared away.
It is a thoughtful, perhaps existential, process to observe your relationship to time. One that will ensure that your intention as you choose to speak begins from a place of clarity.
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.