ARE YOU GOOD AT:
- social media
- photo and video editing
- working with people
- English and German
Or if you aren’t, are you eager to learn?
Then we might be the perfect team! I am looking for a person able to do the following tasks:
- maintaining Speech Fennel’s online presence: Facebook, Instagram, website…
- content creation & editing
- newsletter creation
- help with video shooting and editing
- help with event management
- logistical tasks
The tasks can, of course, be adjusted to your skills and preferences.
5-7 hours/ week (Honorarnote)
If you’re interested, send me your CV and instead of a cover letter, you can create a video, a photo, Instagram-story, poem – whatever comes to your mind! But if you insist, a cover letter works just as well.
Looking forward to it!
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A lack of confidence is a heavy burden. People who don’t believe in themselves have a hard time speaking up in class, telling a joke with a lot of others around, approaching a person they don’t know or, needless to say, speaking in front of people. Few situations put your confidence to a test like public speaking does.
The moment you stand up, you know you are being evaluated. You know that all eyes and ears are on you and if you mess it up, people might think badly of you. But here’s the other side of the coin: if it goes well, you will have an incredible sense of accomplishment.
It’s so rewarding exactly because it’s so difficult. When you receive a beautiful applause after a big presentation or speech, you will think “wow, I did this.” You’ll remember how scared you were, but that you did it nonetheless and this success will remain like a trophy in your memory. And after you’ve done that, whenever there is a new challenge – whether it’s an exam, standing up against something you don’t like or maybe even asking someone out, you can always look at that imaginary trophy as a motivation. If you managed to give that big speech, sure you can do this as well.
Confidence is not found, it’s built. And it’s not built in a day. It takes a lot of little victories and little “trophies” – and also some losses along the way. You don’t have to be a speaker, but after you manage to handle that pressure of public speaking and become better at expressing yourself, many other things won’t be that big of a deal.
Are you in Zagreb? Drop by my event on the 6th of May in Kino Forum SD Stjepan Radić!
Does your voice sounds incredibly annoying on recordings? And when you realise that this is what people around you actually hear, it makes you want to not ever open your mouth again, right? Well, you’re not the only one.
Why does my voice sound horrible?
The reason why your voice sounds so much different is because you’re used to hearing your voice from the inside. When you speak, your voice travels in two directions. It is produced in your vocal folds, it leaves through your mouth, travels through the air and enters the listener’s inner ear (and your uncle’s camera). However, the voice also travels through the bones and the tissue of your head and reaches your inner ear.
Since bones and tissue have different physical properties than air, this affects the quality of the sound – it enhances lower-frequency vibrations and as a result, the sound that reaches your inner ear sounds deeper.
Own your voice
Well, this is the reality. You sound differently than you thought you do. But the reason it sounds so bad to you is because you’re used to hearing it differently. For the people around you, your voice is perfectly normal because they’re used to hearing it that way.
However, what ultimately matters is that you own your voice. Your voice is an extension of you, your will and your personality. Whatever kind of a voice you have, don’t be ashamed of it – make sure to make the most of it. Celebrate your voice and let it celebrate you.
Stay tuned because soon I’ll write tips on how to use your voice most effectively!