Can you be nicer today? One question can make you be
Voiceover is a people industry. Though much of your time is happening solo in the booth, it’s about stories told by people (through voice) for people to connect with things and people.
It’s so much about people that being nice to each other is a no-brainer. In theory, it is, in practice as well?
If you struggle to be nice to people, that’s maybe an issue you have with yourself or towards the world. But if you’re not sure whether you actually treat people in a nice way (because you think you do), I have a question that may help you find an answer.
Yes or no: Would you be nicer to people today if you knew you were going to die tomorrow?
If „no“ is your answer, you’re good.
If you answered „yes“, you have a problem. But it’s solvable. You only need to be honest with yourself and ask yourself: What nice thing could I do the next person I'll meet?
Examples of being nice to people
- Greet people in your neighborhood although you never greeted them before. And if you greeted them, don’t expect anything in return.
- Greet first, don’t wait for a greeting of the other person. It may not happen at all.
- Smile when you’re greeting strangers.