Learning to trust your voice

I’ve been writing for a couple of decades but I’ve only just begun to trust my own voice.

I was happy writing as a news reporter, tv producer, marketing specialist, communications officer. I’ve done news and current affair stories, newsletters, websites and social media, press releases and even a chapter in a book on World War One called, ‘Blackboy Hill is Calling’. 

But writing as me, I floundered.

I wanted to share what I’ve learned from exceptional journalists about how to write. I wanted to encourage business owners to write their own content.

But writing as me, despite all my experience, was desperately hard because I didn’t trust my voice.

For four years, it’s been starts and stops.

I’d have a good patch, like the year I wrote posts for Her Business such as ‘The most important story you’ll ever tell’ and ‘What to do when writing’s a struggle’. 

But my confidence stagnated as I saw other people writing about how to write and doing it better than me.

I was spinning my wheels and by the end of 2018, I was really down on myself.

Finally, in utter frustration, I realised I had to follow the advice I’d written for my business cards.

Be Bold. Tell Real Stories.
And I’ve tried to ‘Be Bold and Tell Real Stories’ since then. Stories about my struggles with writing, ethics and integrity, of making mistakes and getting it wrong, of not always being able to right those wrongs.

As I published each one, I felt vulnerable and nervous. But also exhilarated to bring my values to my work.

I finally accepted what I always knew deep down: Every voice that is true and genuine will attract the audience that’s right for them.

I’m happier, more fulfilled and more focused.

Learning to trust my voice was time-consuming and at times, harrowing.

I don’t want it to be that hard for others. 

So I created a short course – ‘Learning to trust your voice’.

It’s online so there’s no need to travel.

It’s over the Easter break but it won’t chew up all your relaxation time.

You don’t even need to complete it over Easter if life gets in the way.

I’ve worked hard to create a course that will help you to

  • Develop the confidence to know what and how to write in alignment with who you are.
  • Free you from the struggle of doing it on your own.
  • Save time writing content because you’ll understand yourself well enough to know what fits with your voice and what doesn’t.
  • Be more effective in communicating to your right audience by trusting your voice
  • Trust your voice as the key to building an audience for your business and a reputation that matches your potential.

Each day from Good Friday to Easter Monday, I’ll add new content to a private Facebook group. It’s designed to help you see yourself more clearly through reflecting on your aspirations, your strengths and your challenges. There will be a writing task that should take around half an hour. You won’t need to share what you’ve written but you will be able to ask questions and get ideas or inspiration from the group.  Our final session will come with a Facebook live on the Wednesday after Easter. It will help reinforce what you’ve achieved and how you can move forward from there.

In short, you’ll get 

  • Five days of input from me.
  • A Facebook live session to wrap up the learning.
  • Support from me and others in the private group.
  • Your own guiding principles.

By the end, you will be

  • Clearer on who you are and what you have to offer.
  • Confident through knowing yourself better.
  • Inspired to write for your audience and yourself.
  • Empowered to use your true and genuine voice.

The cost is $57. To sign up, click here to email me and let me know you want in. I’ll send an invoice for a bank transfer and once the payment is in my account, I’ll email to let you know.

OR you can make a credit card payment via Paypal by clicking here.  Again, I’ll email you when it goes through.

I’m a little nervous about this as it’s the first course I’ve ever run. But I’m sticking to my guns and being bold. I’d love you to take the plunge with me.

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