All you need is Love – Love is all you Need (Feb’ 2018)

This month Little Voices is all about ‘love’ and that is quite fitting since it is the month of Valentine’s Day. We strive all year round to get feedback from everyone involved with Little Voices so that we know what we are doing well and how we can improve. Our parents constantly tell us why they love Little Voices, our tutors help us to constantly improve and our franchisees are passionate about getting it right and helping us to grow and improve year upon year. Feedback is king; whilst it helps us to strengthen it also highlights what people love about us.

Our national feedback from every Little Voices centre provides some of the most valuable insights into our pupils, parents and tutors’ thoughts. The one thing that is highlighted time and time again is that Little Voices really cares about each individual child. Each franchisee and tutor really love what they do and their enthusiasm for Little Voices shines through. This in turn makes children and parents feel warmly welcomed into lessons. If a child feels happy and comfortable they will flourish, and we will be able to get on and nurture their confidence, self-belief, music and dramatic talents.

From that solid foundation comes the ability to help children love the examination process, dispelling the anxiety and apprehension that surrounds that word and the experience they may have had in school of SATs, GCSEs etc. And finally comes the success of passing their examinations and having the qualifications to put on their CV and being able to rely on the accredited points for university and college.

All this from an after-school activity! There are not many that can boast similar advantages, and this is what I love about Little Voices. A child really develops and really benefits!

I love the network of people that I work with at Little Voices, the tutors that share their expertise and facilitate our pupil’s learning, but most I love witnessing the development of the individual child.

There is one overriding result of Little Voices training:

A young man or young lady aged 18 years old who is professional, well-rounded, an effective communicator, able to present themselves and oozes confidence.

The result of their training with Little Voices might lead to a professional acting or singing role or equally it will set them up for any other job of their choosing. I have had the pleasure of seeing our pupils go on to law degrees, business, politics, beauty therapy, broadcasting, journalism and everything in-between. I love that an afterschool children’s activity can give a child so many skills for life and they are learning these skills unknowingly through the medium of drama and singing, having fun and working as part of friendship group.

Private 1:1 lessons just do not have the same benefits. They have their place and work alongside Little Voices, but that teamwork is essential in life.

I love to hear feedback and it is communicated with us face-to-face, on Facebook, by email, over the telephone and in written questionnaires. I love to make people happy so listening to everyone within the organisation is imperative to our long-term success.

I am also a great believer in ‘if you don’t ask you don’t get’ so I am asking you to feedback to us, like, share and comment on our posts on Facebook, spread the word about Little Voices to friends and family and help us go from strength to strength.

You may know another child that would benefit from what we do and love Little Voices as much as your child does. You might know a singing / music teacher or have a friend who is an actress and would be a suitable tutor for us to consider or indeed you may know someone who would be ideal for running a Little Voices centre as their business; full time or part time, embrace a new challenge and make it fit in with their current life.

It is natural that as the founder and Managing Director of the organisation that I love Little Voices. I do. I wake up every morning and am privileged to love what I do; however the reason for my passion and love is because I see what a difference we make to children’s lives. If you love Little Voices, please help us to help more children and reach out to more families across the UK. Our Principals and I rely on our loyal, supportive parents to help us spread the word lets get more people hearing about Little Voices and loving what we do this month!

 

Sincerely,

Jane Maudsley – Little Voices MD and Founder

 

Love Little Voices

This month Little Voices is all about ‘love’ and that is quite fitting since it is the month of Valentine’s Day. We strive all year round to get feedback from everyone involved with Little Voices so that we know what we are doing well and how we can improve. Our parents constantly tell us why they love Little Voices, our tutors help us to constantly improve and our franchisees are passionate about getting it right and helping us to grow and improve year upon year. Feedback is king; whilst it helps us to strengthen it also highlights what people love about us.

Our national feedback from every Little Voices centre provides some of the most valuable insights into our pupils, parents and tutors thoughts. The one thing that is highlighted time and time again is that Little Voices really cares about each individual child. Each franchisee and tutor really love what they do and their enthusiasm for Little Voices shines through. This in turn makes children and parents feel warmly welcomed into lessons. If a child feels happy and comfortable they will flourish, and we will be able to get on and nurture their confidence, self-belief, music and dramatic talents.

 

From that solid foundation comes the ability to help children love the examination process, dispelling the anxiety and apprehension that surrounds that word and the experience they may have had in school of SATs, GCSEs etc. And finally comes the success of passing their examinations have the qualifications to put on their CV and being able to rely on the accredited points for university and college.

All this from an after-school activity! There are not many that can boast similar advantages, and this is what I love about Little Voices. A child really develops and really benefits!

I love the network of people that I work with at Little Voices, the tutors that share their expertise and facilitate our pupil’s learning, but most I love witnessing the development of the individual child.

There is one overriding result of Little Voices training:

A young man or young lady aged 18 years old who is professional, well-rounded, an effective communicator, able to present themselves and oozes confidence.

The result of their training with Little Voices might lead to a professional acting or singing role or equally it will set them up for any other job of their choosing. I have had the pleasure of seeing our pupils go on to law degrees, business, politics, beauty therapy, broadcasting, journalism and everything in-between. I love that an after school children’s activity can give a child so many skills for life and they are learning these skills unknowingly through the medium of drama and singing, having fun and working as part of friendship group.

Private 1:1 lessons just do not have the same benefits. They have their place and work alongside Little Voices, but that teamwork is essential in life.

I love to hear feedback and it is communicated with us face-to-face, on Facebook, by email, over the telephone and in written questionnaires. I love to make people happy so listening to everyone within the organisation is imperative to our long-term success.

I am also a great believer in ‘if you don’t ask you don’t get’ so I am asking you to feedback to us, like, share and comment on our posts on Facebook, spread the word about Little Voices to friends and family and help us go from strength to strength.

You may know another child that would benefit from what we do and love Little Voices as much as your child does. You might know a singing / music teacher or have a friend who is an actress and would be a suitable tutor for us to consider or indeed you may know someone who would be ideal for running a Little Voices centre as their business; full time or part time, embrace a new challenge and make it fit in with their current life.

. It is natural that as the founder and Managing Director of the organisation that I love Little Voices. I do. I wake up every morning and am privileged to love what I do however the reason for my passion and love is because I see what a difference we make to children’s lives. If you love Little Voices, please help us to help more children and reach out to more families across the UK. Our Principals and I rely on our loyal, supportive parents to help us spread the word lets get more people hearing about Little Voices and loving what we do this month!

All you need is LOVE!

 

 

This month’s Little Voices blog is all about ‘love’ and that is quite fitting since it is the month of Valentine’s Day. We strive all year round to get feedback from everyone involved with Little Voices so that we know what we are doing well and how we can improve. Our parents constantly tell us why they love Little Voices, our tutors help us to constantly improve and our franchisees are passionate about getting it right and helping us to grow and improve year upon year. Feedback is king; whilst it helps us to strengthen it also highlights what people love about us.

Our national feedback from every Little Voices centre provides some of the most valuable insights into our pupils, parents and tutors thoughts. The one thing that is highlighted time and time again is that Little Voices really cares about each individual child. Each franchisee and tutor really love what they do and their enthusiasm for Little Voices shines through. This in turn makes children and parents feel warmly welcomed into lessons. If a child feels happy and comfortable they will flourish, and we will be able to get on and nurture their confidence, self-belief, music and dramatic talents.

From that solid foundation comes the ability to help children love the examination process, dispelling the anxiety and apprehension that surrounds that word and the experience they may have had in school of SATs, GCSEs etc. And finally comes the success of passing their examinations have the qualifications to put on their CV and being able to rely on the accredited points for university and college.
All this from an after-school activity! There are not many that can boast similar advantages, and this is what I love about Little Voices. A child really develops and really benefits!

I love the network of people that I work with at Little Voices, the tutors that share their expertise and facilitate our pupil’s learning, but most I love witnessing the development of the individual child.
There is one overriding result of Little Voices training:
A young man or young lady aged 18 years old who is professional, well-rounded, an effective communicator, able to present themselves and oozes confidence.

The result of their training with Little Voices might lead to a professional acting or singing role or equally it will set them up for any other job of their choosing. I have had the pleasure of seeing our pupils go on to law degrees, business, politics, beauty therapy, broadcasting, journalism and everything in-between. I love that an afterschool children’s activity can give a child so many skills for life and they are learning these skills unknowingly through the medium of drama and singing, having fun and working as part of friendship group.
Private 1:1 lessons just do not have the same benefits. They have their place and work alongside Little Voices, but that teamwork is essential in life.

I love to hear feedback and it is communicated with us face-to-face, on Facebook, by email, over the telephone and in written questionnaires. I love to make people happy so listening to everyone within the organisation is imperative to our long-term success.
I am also a great believer in ‘if you don’t ask you don’t get’ so I am asking you to feedback to us, like, share and comment on our posts on Facebook, spread the word about Little Voices to friends and family and help us go from strength to strength.

You may know another child that would benefit from what we do and love Little Voices as much as your child does. You might know a singing / music teacher or have a friend who is an actress and would be a suitable tutor for us to consider or indeed you may know someone who would be ideal for running a Little Voices centre as their business; full time or part time, embrace a new challenge and make it fit in with their current life.

It is natural that as the founder and Managing Director of the organisation that I love Little Voices. I do. I wake up every morning and am privileged to love what I do however the reason for my passion and love is because I see what a difference we make to children’s lives. If you love Little Voices, please help us to help more children and reach out to more families across the UK. Our Principals and I rely on our loyal, supportive parents to help us spread the word lets get more people hearing about Little Voices and loving what we do this month!

February the month of love!

This month Little Voices is all about ‘love’ and that is quite fitting since it is the month of Valentine’s Day. We strive all year round to get feedback from everyone involved with Little Voices so that we know what we are doing well and how we can improve. Our parents constantly tell us why they love Little Voices, our tutors help us to constantly improve and our franchisees are passionate about getting it right and helping us to grow and improve year upon year. Feedback is king; whilst it helps us to strengthen it also highlights what people love about us.

Our national feedback from every Little Voices centre provides some of the most valuable insights into our pupils, parents and tutors thoughts. The one thing that is highlighted time and time again is that Little Voices really cares about each individual child. Each franchisee and tutor really love what they do and their enthusiasm for Little Voices shines through. This in turn makes children and parents feel warmly welcomed into lessons. If a child feels happy and comfortable they will flourish, and we will be able to get on and nurture their confidence, self-belief, music and dramatic talents.

From that solid foundation comes the ability to help children love the examination process, dispelling the anxiety and apprehension that surrounds that word and the experience they may have had in school of SATs, GCSEs etc. And finally comes the success of passing their examinations have the qualifications to put on their CV and being able to rely on the accredited points for university and college.

All this from an after-school activity! There are not many that can boast similar advantages, and this is what I love about Little Voices. A child really develops and really benefits!

I love the network of people that I work with at Little Voices, the tutors that share their expertise and facilitate our pupil’s learning, but most I love witnessing the development of the individual child.

There is one overriding result of Little Voices training:

A young man or young lady aged 18 years old who is professional, well-rounded, an effective communicator, able to present themselves and oozes confidence.

The result of their training with Little Voices might lead to a professional acting or singing role or equally it will set them up for any other job of their choosing. I have had the pleasure of seeing our pupils go on to law degrees, business, politics, beauty therapy, broadcasting, journalism and everything in-between. I love that an afterschool children’s activity can give a child so many skills for life and they are learning these skills unknowingly through the medium of drama and singing, having fun and working as part of friendship group.

Private 1:1 lessons just do not have the same benefits. They have their place and work alongside Little Voices, but that teamwork is essential in life.

I love to hear feedback and it is communicated with us face-to-face, on Facebook, by email, over the telephone and in written questionnaires. I love to make people happy so listening to everyone within the organisation is imperative to our long-term success.

I am also a great believer in ‘if you don’t ask you don’t get’ so I am asking you to feedback to us, like, share and comment on our posts on Facebook, spread the word about Little Voices to friends and family and help us go from strength to strength.

You may know another child that would benefit from what we do and love Little Voices as much as your child does. You might know a singing / music teacher or have a friend who is an actress and would be a suitable tutor for us to consider or indeed you may know someone who would be ideal for running a Little Voices centre as their business; full time or part time, embrace a new challenge and make it fit in with their current life.

It is natural that as the founder and Managing Director of the organisation that I love Little Voices. I do. I wake up every morning and am privileged to love what I do however the reason for my passion and love is because I see what a difference we make to children’s lives. If you love Little Voices, please help us to help more children and reach out to more families across the UK. Our Principals and I rely on our loyal, supportive parents to help us spread the word lets get more people hearing about Little Voices and loving what we do this month!

How can your child be successful? Conquer life with confidence!

What is confidence?

We talk about how Little Voices builds children’s confidence but what is confidence really and what does confidence enable you to do in adulthood?

Wikipedia states that confidence is belief in oneself, positiveness, assertiveness, self assurance.

It is true; if you have confidence then you can achieve! Having confidence leads to success and we are completely committed to facilitating every child’s vocal and dramatic learning so that they can be whoever they want to be and achieve and do whatever they want to do!

A child’s future will be shaped by how confident they are. Their success will be a result of how confident they are. We strive at Little Voices and always have done to create a positive learning environment that nurtures a child so that they feel happy, safe and secure to share their ideas, their voice, their skills, make new friends and then their confidence starts to increase as they explore and push their boundaries, acquire new skills and excel in their examinations. The examinations are a critical part of what we do at Little Voices as they act as external verification for a child (and the parents and tutors) that they are doing well !!!! It is not just about rushing through the grades and increasing your C.V. from an early age although that is a really positive element of examinations. When we distribute the results from L.A.M.D.A. examinations it is superb to see the children’s faces and how proud they are of themselves and each other. It helps them to benchmark themselves and to appreciate that pushing their comfort zone boundaries and going through the examination process was all worth it! Another key life skill!

I was reading a blog recently relating to the workplace and Craig Jarrow said in relation to confidence in adulthood that:

  • Confident people start things. They are not shy about striking out on a new idea even when those around them are still pondering it.
  • Confidence allows you to stand up for yourself in a fair and consistent manner. Otherwise, you may find yourself unheard or unfairly treated.
  • Confident people have the ability to say ‘No’ where appropriate. They do not take on unnecessary or inappropriate work or obligations. And at the same time, confident individuals say “Yes” to opportunity. They do not miss new options because they are shy. I have seen individuals’ pass up opportunities (even promotions) because they didn’t think they were “worthy.”
  • Lack of confidence can lead to paralysis from fear. Fear of failure. Fear of what others think. Fear of the unknown. To succeed, you need the confidence to face and overcome your fears.
  • Self-confidence means believing in yourself. Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.” He was right.
  • Confident individuals set the bar high and aim high. Lack of confidence leads to weak goals, setting the bar too low, and mediocre results.
  • Confidence lets you know your limits and test them. By stretching your limits you increase them. You are stronger than you think!
  • Confidence allows you to ask questions, even when others are silent. Confidence even lets you “ask for the job.”
  • Confident people believe in success. And more importantly, they believe in their abilityto succeed.

 

Believing in Success

Confidence leads to success.

Believe in yourself. Believe in your skills.

And most importantly, believe in your ability to succeed.

As parents we all want our children to be happy and successful and certainly at Little Voices we share your desires for your child too. It is important to us to hear from you regularly and learn about how Little Voices is helping your child or what you feel they need more help with. Please keep in regular contact with us so that we can keep helping your child and every child to conquer life with confidence!

How can your child be successful? Conquer life with confidence!

What is confidence?

We talk about how Little Voices builds children’s confidence but what is confidence really and what does confidence enable you to do in adulthood?

Wikipedia states that confidence is belief in oneself, positiveness, assertiveness, self assurance.

It is true; if you have confidence then you can achieve! Having confidence leads to success and we are completely committed to facilitating every child’s vocal and dramatic learning so that they can be whoever they want to be and achieve and do whatever they want to do!

A child’s future will be shaped by how confident they are. Their success will be a result of how confident they are. We strive at Little Voices and always have done to create a positive learning environment that nurtures a child so that they feel happy, safe and secure to share their ideas, their voice, their skills, make new friends and then their confidence starts to increase as they explore and push their boundaries, acquire new skills and excel in their examinations. The examinations are a critical part of what we do at Little Voices as they act as external verification for a child (and the parents and tutors) that they are doing well !!!! It is not just about rushing through the grades and increasing your C.V. from an early age although that is a really positive element of examinations. When we distribute the results from L.A.M.D.A. examinations it is superb to see the children’s faces and how proud they are of themselves and each other. It helps them to benchmark themselves and to appreciate that pushing their comfort zone boundaries and going through the examination process was all worth it! Another key life skill!

I was reading a blog recently relating to the workplace and Craig Jarrow said in relation to confidence in adulthood that:

  • Confident people start things. They are not shy about striking out on a new idea even when those around them are still pondering it.
  • Confidence allows you to stand up for yourself in a fair and consistent manner. Otherwise, you may find yourself unheard or unfairly treated.
  • Confident people have the ability to say ‘No’ where appropriate. They do not take on unnecessary or inappropriate work or obligations. And at the same time, confident individuals say “Yes” to opportunity. They do not miss new options because they are shy. I have seen individuals’ pass up opportunities (even promotions) because they didn’t think they were “worthy.”
  • Lack of confidence can lead to paralysis from fear. Fear of failure. Fear of what others think. Fear of the unknown. To succeed, you need the confidence to face and overcome your fears.
  • Self-confidence means believing in yourself. Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.” He was right.
  • Confident individuals set the bar high and aim high. Lack of confidence leads to weak goals, setting the bar too low, and mediocre results.
  • Confidence lets you know your limits and test them. By stretching your limits you increase them. You are stronger than you think!
  • Confidence allows you to ask questions, even when others are silent. Confidence even lets you “ask for the job.”
  • Confident people believe in success. And more importantly, they believe in their abilityto succeed.

 

Believing in Success

Confidence leads to success.

Believe in yourself. Believe in your skills.

And most importantly, believe in your ability to succeed.

As parents we all want our children to be happy and successful and certainly at Little Voices we share your desires for your child too. It is important to us to hear from you regularly and learn about how Little Voices is helping your child or what you feel they need more help with. Please keep in regular contact with us so that we can keep helping your child and every child to conquer life with confidence!

 

 

My First Blog – My Journey with Little Voices – by a full time working mummy of 2 with a new business venture too!

The journey began in Summer 2014, Frozen Fever was in the air and my little girl sang ‘Let it go’ every waking hour of the day. Having heard from a good friend about Little Voices I did the usual Facebook stalk (as you do) on their business page and as luck would have it they were running a theatre week called ‘Frozen – All Tangled up’, I registered my interest and received a call from the lovely Grace. I asked questions (probably too many) and Grace had all the answers I needed and I knew it would be right to book my daughter on for the week…I then took a sharp intake of breath as I was told the cost, my initial thoughts…how much!…is it worth it…will I get value for money…the answer was YES, YES and YES. When I watched the performance on the Friday all the children shone, it took me by surprise just how much they had all learnt in the space of 4 days. You could see friendships had formed and they all loved performing with each other. At the end Grace said a little bit about each child (lovely touch) and mentioned that they were offering Free Trial Lessons in September, I took the information away and discussed with the other half and we thought we would give it a try, a ‘phone call and form filled in later, and she was booked on.

The free trial lesson went well, excellent feedback from my daughter and I asked about enrolment, another sharp in take of breath, same questions running through my head, Grace gave me a full run down of what was included and then it actually made complete sense, it was a fixed fee (no hidden extra’s, unless booking on to workshops/theatre weeks) everything from uniform, notebook, exam prep and exam day was included. We didn’t look back.

2015 – Being a mezzo soprano myself and after a few months of being part of Little Voices, I asked about singing lessons for myself, although I was trained I needed fine tuning and it was then that I met the lovely Jane, founder and MD of Little Voices Limited, I attended my first lesson (a little rusty) and loved it, took on board everything Jane said and each time came back stronger and more at ease with what my voice could and couldn’t do, bad habits disappeared and I had my confidence back.

It was during one lesson in 2015 that Jane mentioned about being part of the Little Voices network and becoming a franchisee, after an initial chat, I couldn’t think about anything else and the rest of my lesson was a blur, I couldn’t get it out of my mind…could I do it…am I in the right position…do I have the support…. I had all of these but was I a risk taker at that moment in time…no. I spoke in great detail with Jane (we had formed a bond and mutual trust) and after months of deliberation, with a heavy heart I politely declined but that wasn’t the end, words of wisdom from Jane and she said “you would make a fantastic vocal tutor for the Clitheroe centre, is that something you would consider?” Initially I was shocked, although I’m qualified I’d never taught, but then thought why not!

April 2016 – First night of teaching at Clitheroe and 3 lessons in front of me, I was a tad nervous! However, it was the most fabulous night, with amazing children (who I have taught ever since and there have been new members too), I was fully supported by Jane and fellow franchisee Claudia, who was always on hand to offer advice and provide the necessary lesson materials. I’m very lucky that I now class them as friends, not just colleagues. So much happened this year I started teaching, prepared Children for their exams, wrote my first set of reports and assisted Claudia on one of her Theatre Weeks, I’d gone from watching in the audience, to being part of the team, teaching the children and helping them put on a fabulous show, understanding exactly how much work goes in to just one of these weeks.

Early 2017 – Working full time, teaching one night a week and I still couldn’t get the franchisee offer out of my head…a ‘phone call to Jane and the territory was still available…visit to head office…more discussions and questions and this time I just decided to take the risk and ‘go for it! My daughter is still loving Little Voices and my son is now a very keen member of his mini voices class! Both absolutely love the Theatre Weeks and the fabulous tutors in Clitheroe.

Summer 2017 – a whole week of franchise training, what an eye opener, my head was spinning but I’m glad I had the company and support of a fellow new franchisee to the network Lucy Kellet-Baines – Principal of Little Voices Bexley, who I’m still in touch with now.

December 2017 Several training courses later (safeguarding, fire marshal and paediatric first aid to name a few) and I was all set for my first event – Sparkle and Shine – a Christmas Play in a day. The day ran smoothly, the kids performed with such confidence and I knew that this was the best decision I had made.

I taught my last class for Clitheroe and the kids enjoyed their last night…they will miss all their friends and the amazing tutors but they are now my mini ambassadors!

10th January 2018 – ‘Opening Night’ – to say I was nervous was an understatement. 3.30 arrived, the children waltzed into the hall, everything went well and I could breathe, I’d done it!!

On this amazing journey, I have gone from a parent, to a tutor and parent, to a Principal of my very own Little Voices and I couldn’t have done this without the support of my family, friends and all the Little Voices team.

I care about each and every child who comes through the Little Voices door and I will strive to provide them with the most inspirational lessons in Singing and Drama.

Much love

Rachel

Little Voices Business Opportunities Discovery Evenings

Are you looking for a new exciting challenge?

Join us on a Discovery Evening in either the North or the South of England!

7-9pm

(see dates below) 

Call 01254 207516 or email grace@littlevoices.org.uk

    • Do you want to have a successful business that you are proud of?
    • Are you passionate about the arts and educating children?
    • Do you want to be your own boss?
    • Do you want financial freedom?
    • Do you want to earn money when you are sick or on holiday?
    • Are you hardworking?
    • Are you committed?
    • Are you determined?

     

    If you have answered yes to one or more of the above Little Voices Business Discovery Evening might be for you!

     

    • Learn how you can create your own successful drama and singing business

    • Find out how you can make an unlimited amount of money where the sky is the limit

    • Find out what the system for success is

 Places LIMITED.

Fill in the form below to book your place or phone 01254 207516 to have a chat with Jane, Marie or Grace about what the evening will entail.

Cost: £20 (includes evening refreshments)

(which will be refunded should you end up being part of our Principal network)

Apply for Discovery Evening

How can your child be successful?

Conquer life with confidence!

What is confidence?

We talk about how Little Voices builds children’s confidence but what is confidence really and what does confidence enable you to do in adulthood?

Wikipedia states that confidence is belief in oneself, positiveness, assertiveness, self assurance.

It is true; if you have confidence then you can achieve! Having confidence leads to success and we are completely committed to facilitating every child’s vocal and dramatic learning so that they can be whoever they want to be and achieve and do whatever they want to do!
A child’s future will be shaped by how confident they are. Their success will be a result of how confident they are.

We strive at Little Voices and always have done to create a positive learning environment that nurtures a child so that they feel happy, safe and secure to share their ideas, their voice, their skills, make new friends and then their confidence starts to increase as they explore and push their boundaries, acquire new skills and excel in their examinations. The examinations are a critical part of what we do at Little Voices as they act as external verification for a child (and the parents and tutors) that they are doing well !!!! It is not just about rushing through the grades and increasing your C.V. from an early age although that is a really positive element of examinations. When we distribute the results from L.A.M.D.A. examinations it is superb to see the children’s faces and how proud they are of themselves and each other. It helps them to benchmark themselves and to appreciate that pushing their comfort zone boundaries and going through the examination process was all worth it! Another key life skill!

I was reading a blog recently relating to the workplace and Craig Jarrow said in relation to confidence in adulthood that:
Confident people start things. They are not shy about striking out on a new idea even when those around them are still pondering it.
Confidence allows you to stand up for yourself in a fair and consistent manner. Otherwise, you may find yourself unheard or unfairly treated.
Confident people have the ability to say ‘No’ where appropriate. They do not take on unnecessary or inappropriate work or obligations. And at the same time, confident individuals say “Yes” to opportunity. They do not miss new options because they are shy. I have seen individuals’ pass up opportunities (even promotions) because they didn’t think they were “worthy.”

Lack of confidence can lead to paralysis from fear. Fear of failure. Fear of what others think. Fear of the unknown. To succeed, you need the confidence to face and overcome your fears.
Self-confidence means believing in yourself. Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.” He was right.
Confident individuals set the bar high and aim high. Lack of confidence leads to weak goals, setting the bar too low, and mediocre results.

Confidence lets you know your limits and test them. By stretching your limits you increase them. You are stronger than you think!
Confidence allows you to ask questions, even when others are silent. Confidence even lets you “ask for the job.”
Confident people believe in success. And more importantly, they believe in their ability to succeed.

 

Believing in Success

Confidence leads to success.
Believe in yourself. Believe in your skills.
And most importantly, believe in your ability to succeed.
As parents we all want our children to be happy and successful and certainly at Little Voices we share your desires for your child too. It is important to us to hear from you regularly and learn about how Little Voices is helping your child or what you feel they need more help with.

Please keep in regular contact with us so that we can keep helping your child and every child to conquer life with confidence!

 

 

How can your child be successful? Conquer life with confidence!

What is confidence?

We talk about how Little Voices builds children’s confidence but what is confidence really and what does confidence enable you to do in adulthood?

Wikipedia states that confidence is belief in oneself, positiveness, assertiveness, self assurance.

It is true; if you have confidence then you can achieve! Having confidence leads to success and we are completely committed to facilitating every child’s vocal and dramatic learning so that they can be whoever they want to be and achieve and do whatever they want to do!

A child’s future will be shaped by how confident they are. Their success will be a result of how confident they are. We strive at Little Voices and always have done to create a positive learning environment that nurtures a child so that they feel happy, safe and secure to share their ideas, their voice, their skills, make new friends and then their confidence starts to increase as they explore and push their boundaries, acquire new skills and excel in their examinations. The examinations are a critical part of what we do at Little Voices as they act as external verification for a child (and the parents and tutors) that they are doing well !!!! It is not just about rushing through the grades and increasing your C.V. from an early age although that is a really positive element of examinations. When we distribute the results from L.A.M.D.A. examinations it is superb to see the children’s faces and how proud they are of themselves and each other. It helps them to benchmark themselves and to appreciate that pushing their comfort zone boundaries and going through the examination process was all worth it! Another key life skill!

I was reading a blog recently relating to the workplace and Craig Jarrow said in relation to confidence in adulthood that:

  • Confident people start things. They are not shy about striking out on a new idea even when those around them are still pondering it.
  • Confidence allows you to stand up for yourself in a fair and consistent manner. Otherwise, you may find yourself unheard or unfairly treated.
  • Confident people have the ability to say ‘No’ where appropriate. They do not take on unnecessary or inappropriate work or obligations. And at the same time, confident individuals say “Yes” to opportunity. They do not miss new options because they are shy. I have seen individuals’ pass up opportunities (even promotions) because they didn’t think they were “worthy.”
  • Lack of confidence can lead to paralysis from fear. Fear of failure. Fear of what others think. Fear of the unknown. To succeed, you need the confidence to face and overcome your fears.
  • Self-confidence means believing in yourself. Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.” He was right.
  • Confident individuals set the bar high and aim high. Lack of confidence leads to weak goals, setting the bar too low, and mediocre results.
  • Confidence lets you know your limits and test them. By stretching your limits you increase them. You are stronger than you think!
  • Confidence allows you to ask questions, even when others are silent. Confidence even lets you “ask for the job.”
  • Confident people believe in success. And more importantly, they believe in their ability to succeed.

Believing in Success

Confidence leads to success.

Believe in yourself. Believe in your skills.

And most importantly, believe in your ability to succeed.

As parents we all want our children to be happy and successful and certainly at Little Voices we share your desires for your child too. It is important to us to hear from you regularly and learn about how Little Voices is helping your child or what you feel they need more help with. Please keep in regular contact with us so that we can keep helping your child and every child to conquer life with confidence!