Use Your Voice For Good During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, like clockwork, the streets change color: gone are the trappings of summer, the last of the beach toys and the back-to-school frenzies. Bright August hues become the orange, brown, and tan earth tones of autumn. The weather cools, the kids ease into their classwork, the leaves start to change. And while families roll out the pumpkins, the scarecrows, and the Halloween props, another color begins to appear. Pink ribbons take over streets, schools, and businesses, a reminder to do a little good.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While big organizations, charities, and institutions often take the lead in organizing events and fundraisers, there are so many ways that you can use your voice to pitch in as well.

  1. Talk to your doctor about breast exams and screenings – how to conduct a self-exam at home, when to start coming in for screenings, and what warning signs to look for. Reminding your friends to do the same might save a life one day.
  2. Organize a run, a drive, or a competition – if you’ve got a flair for planning events, or even if you just love healthy competition, organizing a local event can drum up awareness and proceeds – not to mention fun. How about a race? A cupcake bake-off? A clothing donation drive? Maybe some local businesses will be willing to pitch in some worthy prizes for a good cause. After some careful research, choose a charity for breast cancer research, survivors, or other related groups that can use your help.
  3. Tell the story of a survivor you know, or someone who lost their life to the disease – about one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It’s very likely that someone you know is a breast cancer survivor. Whether it’s a family member, a friend, a teacher, or a coworker, they have a story to tell about living with cancer, or about someone they love who they lost to it. Making sure that those around you see those with breast cancer as people rather than statistics means that they’ll be more likely to take preventative measures themselves, or give to groups that can help.

Do you or someone you love have a story about living with or surviving breast cancer? Tell it on HearMeOut to get the word out this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Embrace Your Voice – How to Get More Comfortable with Your Voice

Our voices are our main way of self-expression, and we don’t mean just our physical voices. Many of us have some issues with embracing our inner and outer voice, the same voice that makes us who we are.
We talked about how to get more comfortable with our physical voices, but how can we embrace our inner voices and make it, and ourselves, stronger?
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Bring Your Friends Over – How to Turn Social Network Followers into HearMeOut Friends

Social networks are a huge part of our lives, and that’s a fact. Both our social and business lives are highly affected by social networks, and in order to spread our ideas, sell our products or make new friends, we need to have more followers or online friends.
The thing is – how can we make our other social networks followers, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc., into HearMeOut friends?
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Content is King – Be the Star of Your HearMeOut Posts!

In this crazy world we are all living in, ruled by media and social networks, stories are coming and going so fast that sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming and confusing to make ourselves noticed.
We mean, we all have our HearMeOut accounts, but how do we make ourselves heard among all the other voices?
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Why Voice Platforms Are Here To Stay

The last three decades or so have been remarkable in terms of technology. Things that were considered imaginary in the late 80’s, like light-weight computers and mobile phones, are so common nowadays that most of us can’t even understand how life went on before.
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Voices Bring People Together – It’s a Fact!

Human beings are social creatures. Social interactions are necessary for our well-being as humans. Studies show that people who have been isolated from society for long periods of time have shown a significant cognitive decline.

Studies also show that the younger generation mainly interacts with each other by written words and emojis, through social networking and instant messaging.

Does nonverbal communication give us the same benefits of interactions with other people using our voices?
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Voices – The Best Emojis We Have.

What’s your favorite emoji?

Is it the smiling “thing” (wink wink)? Maybe it’s the heart emoji, or the face with the rolling eyes or perhaps it’s the merman emoji that you love using the most (no judgment here)?
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