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Good Words for a Friday in the Rain (10)

I have been in the Rain long enough to see NEW voices rise up from nowhere and be heard.

When I read of the frustration others have when it comes to being "heard" in the Rain, I just want to encourage them all to... Work on your "voice"! With practice it will come and you will be heard.

So when I found this quote of Strauss, a man who WROTE music not words, I knew the were perfectly good words.

Practice It Forward...



For more "Good Words" Click Here to see others that make up this series.

Comment balloon 16 commentsCraig Schiller • June 08 2007 07:12AM



Very well said.  A nice motivational post. 

Posted by Ed Rybczynski, Your Source for Local Real Estate (Integrity Real Estate) over 13 years ago
Craig--I really like your inspirational posts. It is difficult to explain "voice" to a new blogger. It is not just about writing words it is about the underlying message and passion. As your post suggests, finding your voice is key to being heard...Good post!
Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 13 years ago

doe-rae-mi-fah-so-la-ti-doe ... Thanks Craig, and your posts are always a great place to start with a good vocal warm-up.


Posted by Julianna Hind, REALTOR, 206-679-4768, Tacoma Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, WA (eXp Realty) over 13 years ago

...And there's a reason God gave us one mouth and two ears :)


Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 13 years ago
Thanks for reinforcing this message to others who might be afraid to speak up.
Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (Brokered by eXp Realty LLC) over 13 years ago
It takes awhile.  But tapping into someone's real voice online is a worthwhile endeavor.
Posted by ARDELL DellaLoggia (Better Properties Seattle ) over 13 years ago


As one who has been raised on classical music, played the french horn in High School then College and has been singing in church choir for over 15 years, I understand and appreciate what you are saying here.....

Practice it forward!!


Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) over 13 years ago

Well said! My voice is the voice of a 22 year old trying to make it in an industry where experience seems to be (more or less) EVERYTHING! My voice has to have passion, sincerity, maturity, wisdom, and Creativity... or I wont be heard.

Great post!

Posted by Pamela Bassaline (Advantage One Escrow) over 13 years ago
Becoming a great communicator is an admirable pursuit.  I know I am still a long way off, but I will continue to practice, practice, practice until I make it.  Thanks, Craig.
Posted by Michelle Ewing, Riverside, CA (Trademark Realtors) over 13 years ago

Hi Craig,

Very nicely said! I'm still finding mine!

Posted by Penny Schoenbeck, AZ Home Styling (AZ Home Styling & Redesign) over 13 years ago
Great Quote!  I haven't run into that one until now. 
Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) over 13 years ago

Hi Craig,

Oftentimes it is a bit intimidating for someone new to the 'site' or new to blogging to have the courage to voice their opinion....I was there once too.  I agree that it is important to overcome that initial 'shyness' and jump into this grand 'puddle' and share!


Posted by Val Allocco, HSE; ASHSR - Home Stager, for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Long Island (Staged 2 Sell New York & Long Island) over 13 years ago
We all have our unique voice for a reason. If we leave ours out, the harmony loses it's fullness. Even if you have a "creak" in your voice, we would be less without it. So speak out. You do have something to say. Thanks for the post, Craig. I just discovered your blog today.
Posted by Mother Lode, Real Estate Master (Real Living Sugar Pine Realty) over 13 years ago
cute, and true~
Posted by Gwendolyn Wrigh, Victory Virtual Solutions (Victory Virtual Solutions) over 13 years ago
just wanted to say I enjoy reading your quick good words post. a little inspriration on a short post about a big topic :) I like it.
Posted by Angie Vandenbergh, A Crye-Leike Blogger (Crye-Leike, Realtors) over 13 years ago
Finding your voice is important and knowing what you believe and why you believe it is how you find it. Once you know these things  you can speak passionately and not just repeat others words.
Posted by Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals (Keller Williams Realty Professionals) about 13 years ago