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Lessons learned in silence

silenceLast Friday I lost my voice … and I still haven’t gotten it completely back.

This means I can’t answer the phone.

It means I can’t have conversations.

It means I can’t sing along while I watch Glee.

And, of course, it made it quite a challenge when I covered the California Women’s Conference on Monday.

And that’s where things get interesting.

I was torn … do I honor my commitment and go to the conference? If I do, how do I do it without a voice? Well, I came up with a plan. I wrote a couple of simple scripts and printed them out so I could communicate what I needed to communicate quickly and easily.

Yes, I couldn’t do the interviews I had hoped, but I could get a bunch of “ambiance” interviews. And, for the most part, it worked.

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