The Participation Blog

Loudest Voices

The biggest, loudest, most passionate voices attract the most attention and those activists tend to get things done. Additionally, those activists almost always represent themselves as the voice of the people, suggesting they speak for the majority. Trouble is that more often those loud voices only represent a narrow interest, which is a problem when your intent is to focus on the greater good. Understanding what and whom you’re dealing with requires homework on your part.