Speak up, if you want to sell your mangoes!
Do you think communicating & pitching yourself is a requirement to be heard & appreciated? Know the benefits of self-pitching for achieving success from this unique discussion.
If I go by the literal meaning of the thread title it means that if a mango seller wants to sell mangoes, he has to speak loud like "Mangoes! Sweet Mangoes!" if he wants to attract the attention of the people to buy them. He cannot remain silent and just pass by, expecting that people will notice him by themselves and come out to buy the mangoes.
Similarly, we live in the age of presentation wherein every walk of life proper presentation and good communication plays an important part. The old adages like "Speech is silver and silence is gold" and "Empty vessels make more sound" seem to apply less these days. In the office an employee who works sincerely but speaks very less and does not present himself well is not noticed much as compared to an employee who works little less but speaks and presents himself well. Same holds true during a job interview. Rather than having complete knowledge, skill with which one presents even a little knowledge matters more. Even for students in a school, same holds true. They have to present their good work to the teachers and make an attempt to get noticed. This is true even in our social circles. People who are silent are often underestimated and unnoticed till they speak out.
So nowadays even if a vessel is not empty it has to make some sound. We cannot afford to stay silent after doing good work thinking that someone with eagle's eye will notice us. In current times doing a good work is incomplete if we are not able to speak about it and present it aptly to get noticed. Sometimes I have observed that good presenters earn more success than below average presenters. Please note that good presentation of work is different from unnecessary boasting about one's good work. Speaking out and presenting our work as needed is good but unnecessary and repeated shouting about it is a bad habit.
So the mantra for success in today's world is doing good work, communicating and presenting it well.