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Finding Your Voice

April 17, 2014

This is a guest blog by Terri Edkins, a Senior Services Marketing Manager at Kronos.

find your voiceMany English majors dream of writing the next “Great American Novel.” I wasn’t one of them. Don’t get me wrong. I love the written word and typically read 60+ books a year; I just don’t have the desire to write one. My best friend in college tried to convince me that we should team up and churn out romance novels. She was convinced that the formulaic method behind these publications could put us on the path to financial independence. Given the success of Fifty Shades of Grey she was probably on to something. Hindsight, if I only knew!

Many English professors, at least in my four years of experience, are frustrated actors. Not me, even though I did command the lead role in every single elementary school play in third and fourth grade. Now I’m more introverted, more comfortable behind the scenes rather than out in front on stage.

And let’s not even talk about singing. I love to belt out a song—much to my husband’s dismay—but I can’t carry a tune and I can’t remember all the words. The closest I ever get to a musical performance is watching The Voice.

But a funny thing has happened over time. Maybe it’s age, maybe it’s my collective experiences, but whatever it is, I realize that I’m slowly finding my voice. I have a great on-the-job mentor who is the quite the writer himself. He’s encouraged me to dip my toe into the water that is social media. And so I’ve started. Slowly. While I’m never going to be as prolific as him, I’m starting to find it easier and easier to get the words out, literally.

Thank goodness our customers don’t have any issues finding their voices! Check out this video as one of our best talks about Kronos KnowledgePass and how it helps his organization work smarter.

Nathaniel Polky

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 25, 2014 6:19 am

    Hi Terri! Great work on the customer testimonial. And, boy does your story sound familiar; my Grandfather used to tell me long ago; you are an introvert but didn’t really understand who that was; however, as I’ve aged; sure do now; never had a desire to be in the “limelight”; but a necessary challenge; don’t like the attention associated with it; just rewards for contributions; still working on the right mix; thanks for sharing.


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