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Practice, practice, practice
Give yourself a break and don’t assume that every great speaker has a natural gift. Become an expert in your own right by practicing! Talk to yourself when you’re home alone and listen to your voice. Prepare the answers to simple questions like “Tell me a little bit about yourself” or “why are you the one for this job?” Do you sound confident or meek? Convincing or unsure?
New Year, new words
Challenge yourself to learn and implement a new word every day for one week. Make a game of it for everyone in your house. Learning new words does more than widen your vocabulary; it forces you out of your comfort zone and gives you confidence! If it’s appropriate, slip one of your new words in during your interview or next conversation with your boss- just don’t be too visibly smug when they ask you what it means.
Be quiet and listen
!We talk way too much. A great communicator is first a quiet listener. Listening is a skill in its own right that few take the time to hone. It is far easier to naturally converse with someone who you are actively listening to. Next time you’re in conversation with a girlfriend, decide to be fully engaged in what she’s saying. Spend more time listening to her, providing affirmations and asking follow up questions than you ever have before. There is an amazing exercise on our site that we do with a lot of clients that we trust will help you in this area, check it out here.