Yah, Yah. Uncovering Your Voice Is Great, But What’s The Reason For Having One If You Have No Point Of View?
What’s the difference between a Point Of View and a Voice?
A POV lets us state what we think of something. What we see and how we see it. Voice is about how we feel about it and share our emotion. [Philip Morgan has this great essay on POV, Voice, Style and Tone.]
One enables the other. The lack of a POV is only noise. Can it attract some people? Yeah. Does it last? Sure it can. Is it meaningful? Nope.
How to come up with your POV in your own voice?
You might think you need to be seen as an authority in your field, like a guru to come up with your POV.
Good news for you: you don’t. Again, a POV is what and how you see the world. What you stand for — or against. If you just can’t articulate it yet, you can start with baby steps so you gain more confidence.
Your POV’s babysteps: Curate.
You don’t know what to say exactly, yet you feel you have something to say? Go back to your sources of inspiration, the ones that move you towards getting better and curate.
You can start by:
- Analyzing previous content
- Making summaries
- Creating Playlists
- In-depth research
- Ranting (that rant is gasoline and your brain the match. Make it something insightful/useful now.)
The Secret Sauce
The thing that will make it or break it: your insight.
This all can come to help you uncover your voice so that you sound like yourself and not something self-imposed in your articulation of ideas. In this stage you can explore with all your content and share what it means to you. Agree. Disagree. Challenge. We want to know your thinking.
That’s what a POV is for
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