Suyin Aerts
September 29, 2023

A voice breaking the silence

Personally I fell in love with being in front of the camera many years ago. To be honest it was during the selection of Miss Belgium. I am lucky to have a face that “works” on camera or at least that is what I have been told at a very young age already.

Getting to know the differences between making a series, making a movie, being filmed on stage, making a live program, doing interviews, moderating, presenting alone in front of a camera, ...actually made my love become bigger and bigger..

The lighting, the angle, the script, the stress, the red light, the lines, your guest, the actors you work with... but also the quality of the sound makes the difference from good to great.

I never thought I had a good voice, or that I had something to say that would make the difference.

During Corona, in the clubhouse app, I realized how we can also connect with our voice.

No image only sound, one step further is following someone sharing their ideas on paper….

Then came the moment I believed in my own thoughts and I dared sharing them black on white, I started blog... 

I selected writing on purpose because I wanted people not to be distracted by my face, the way I look.

I wanted to give myself a hard time. I wanted people to read my thoughts…..

It is only very recently, after I started writing, that I “hear” that people say they like my voice...that was strange…I never thought about my voice being part of the picture.

Not “what” a say but the sound I produce...strange.

I am more than ever aware that the way you look, the sound of your voice have nothing to do with “what” you say. But when the camera loves your face and the microphone likes your voice it might be easier to get a message across, look at some leaders of the world….

When you are aware of that and accept you can work on anything no matter how you look, no matter how your voice is from the start. With a lot of work you get better in anything, for a voice think about what intonation, rhythm, silence...might mean to get your message across.

So let’s dare to listen more, let’s dare to listen to what is said in the silence and let’s also look and read differently and let’s never accept the status quo.

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