Being able to make oneself heard is a valuable skill to have, especially when others around you are speaking their own minds, and all at once, too. At these times it may be necessary to speak out in order to gain attention and to ensure that whatever is on your mind gets heard. Since one small voice is generally does not have attention paid to it, you really must make an effort to speak out or even give a shout; your voice and what you have to say are valuable and deserve the attention others are receiving. If you are trying to get work done in a group it is imperative that everyone be heard; since retiring voices rarely get a hearing it is imperative that you make the effort for yourself; no one is likely to do it for you. Remember that even very tiny things can make themselves heard over all the sounds of the forest, field, or sea, there is no reason each person in a group cannot be heard as easily as a cicada or the birds in trees. There are variations in whether or not a person may want to be heard, that does not lessen the need that everyone is heard. Shouldn’t all people in a group be heard before any decision is taken that concerns the whole group?