Speaking up for yourself in public is very important. People who don’t speak up for themselves do not voice their disapproval of potentially harmful situations and are unlikely to receive the outcomes that they want.
Several studies are now showing that speaking up is vital to a person enhancing their social capital, their credibility, and their influence. A holiday that knows that this is the case is Speak Up and Succeed Day.
This holiday falls annually on the fourth Tuesday in January and encourages everyone to speak up for themselves. People should remember that speaking up can lead to success not only in their personal life but also at work as well.
The History Of Speak Up And Succeed Day
Unfortunately, there are no sources that we could find that detailed the origin of this holiday. It appears that we’re unable to find out who invented it or when it was invented.
We do know that public speaking is something that’s been valued for thousands of years and it’s still important in people’s lives. This makes it a holiday that could’ve been invented by just about anyone and we don’t think we’re going to find out anything more about it.
The Importance Of Speaking Up
Since this holiday tells us to all speak up for ourselves, we thought that we’d take the time to learn more about speaking up and some of the benefits of doing so. So, let’s take a look at the following facts and see why speaking up is something everyone should do.
- People who speak up are able to contribute to their company’s success.
- People who speak up are more likely to be promoted than those who don’t.
- People who speak up can stand up for themselves and voice their disapproval.
- People who speak up can inspire others.
- People who speak up are more confident.
Observing Speak Up And Succeed Day
During this esteemed holiday, everyone is encouraged to speak up for themselves. This means airing their grievances and calling people out when they cross their personal boundaries.
Now when we say that people should speak up for themselves, that’s not code for encouraging people to be rude to another. Too often those two things are conflated when they don’t actually go together at all. People can assert their rights verbally without being rude about it.
And with that being said, we would also like to say that while people are speaking up for themselves they should take the time to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #SpeakUpAndSucceedDay on social media.
When is Speak Up And Succeed Day?
|This year (2023)||January 24 (Tuesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2024)||January 23 (Tuesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2022)||January 25 (Tuesday)||Multiple dates - more|