PODCASTING: DEVELOPING YOUR ON AIR VOICE

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“How will I sound: natural or unnatural?”


Since the beginning of the summer, I have been prepping myself for the podcast show that I am looking to create. It will be a scripted podcast geared toward motivation and inspiration. And the reason I chose to have a podcast geared toward this topic is because it not only puts me in better space mentally, but also society. People need an alternative to everything that is going in the world today. Especially with the politically divisive United States right now. The country is so split down the middle that we need an alternative to the daily news. So Faheem Jackson Words of Motivation and Inspiration Podcast Show will be live by the year 2018. But my main goal now is developing a voice for myself.

And when I say develop a voice for myself, I mean my sound. I know what I want to talk about and how I want to talk about it. But for me, I am working on getting used to hearing my voice. How does my voice sound to me versus how does it sound to other people? Will my message come across to people in a clear and concise manner? How will I approach reading to my audience from a script on my podcast? And all of this is something that I will have to continue to work on. I even practice through the use of Instagram videos of myself and posting for people to see and hear. To me, my voice sounds fine because then again, it’s my voice. But what is my voice to someone who doesn’t know me. We get so used to our own voices, we don’t really know what it sounds like until someone tells us.

Living in New York City, my accent sounds different to people living here. But to me, it’s a normal voice. I’m asked all the time, “Are you from the South?” And my reply is always, “No, I’m from the Midwest.” But to me, they are the ones with the accent. So, with that said, do I change my voice to fit into my environment? But, on the other hand, what if someone from New York hear my real voice outside of the podcast. Then they’ll see me as less authentic, and then it will turn them off of me. People might much rather listen to my real voice. Because me being comfortable in this different environment could be seen as respected. It’s hard to listen to someone talking motivation and inspiration, if the person is so viewed as unauthentic.

And in the end, that is the toughest job in trying to connect to people. Do they view you in an authentic light. That’s why it’s important to script out my podcast as clear and concise as possible. And practice what I plan on writing out, this way it comes across as if I am knowledgeable about what I discuss.


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THE LOUD MINORITY: WHY SO FEW CARRY SO MUCH WEIGHT

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“They are the smallest, yet scream the loudest.”


They scream the loudest, get the most frustrated, and always willing to protest the quickest. They are the loud minority in America, and they are growing. They can get your job taken from you, and force you to apologize for statements you make that they don’t like. But is this reality a bit of a distraction because notice I said loud minority. Now don’t get me wrong, the majority does not always rule. There are plenty of instances in history where the majority got it wrong. But this is not like those time periods when people didn’t have any rights. We’re talking in today’s society where people are reaching for anything they can grab.

Whether it’s a comment that a politician has made, or even a celebrity. We have become a society where we love to see each other get into trouble. But like I said before, are we, or is the loud minority at it again. Because as I walk the streets of New York City, I don’t see it. I don’t see a lot of the anger that you see pushed on social media and television. People go about their daily lives, not paying much attention to what is being said out in the world. And that group is known as the silent majority. The group that does care about a lot of the agendas pushed in the world.

The silent majority just want to go to work and make it home to their families without problems. But should the silent always remain silent? Should the silent start to speak up against a lot of the stuff being pushed throughout our society. For example, every kid gets a trophy in sports is not something that the silent group started. It’s something that a chosen few started and it was so loud, the organizations that run these youth sports buckled. And now every kid gets a trophy, and on top of it all, no keeping score. Now, the majority of parents show up today asking why they don’t keep score. But all they get in response is, “That’s just the way it is now.”

But the loud group have also poked their heads into academics as well. Now in school, kids can’t be given failing grades in some schools. And there even cases where if the kid gets a bad grade, they can retake the test or homework assignment more than once. Then, they can take the higher of the three or four scores. Now how is that anything close to reality!!!! It only sets up young people for failure. Because you have to learn to take your lumps when you’re young so can walk through life. It creates this false sense of entitlement when you’re given everything for nothing. Because that’s not how the real world operates.

And, in the end, that is why the silent majority must speak out. Because that false sense of entitlement is making children believe that their 50% or 60%, is the next person’s 100%. We should stop allowing the language policing. We should fight against the snooping in everyone else’s business. If nothing is done, the loud group will take it to a point of no going back if something is not done now. Then, people as a whole will complain, but by then it will be far too late.


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