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Amplifying voices

What does amplifying diverse innovation mean? Watch Mark Martin explain more.

In this activity, we’ll be exploring how to amplify voices – in other words, how to raise awareness and celebrate the successes of those you are trying to champion, either within an organisation or more broadly across the sector you are working in. How can we showcase the ways their innovations are bringing about positive change?

In this video, Mark talks about the kinds of small activities and gestures that, when combined, can help amplify voices. Internally, these can include giving shout outs within teams or groups, acknowledging peoples’ work, or inviting someone to take the lead on a project.

To amplify voices more broadly, approaches can include nominating someone for an award, using social media to signpost their work, or encouraging them to blog about their work so it gets wider recognition. Mark explains that amplifying voices needs to go beyond lip service. It is a continual process and one-offs won’t work if individuals’ contributions are going to be genuinely seen and recognised.

How did you feel when you were watching this video? Did anything inspire you to help amplify the voices of others? Share your thoughts in the comment section below and deepen your learning by reading and responding to someone else’s comment.

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