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3 Tips to Speak with Confidence at Work and In Business
Three Tips to Speak with Confidence at Work and in Business
Walking the walk won’t matter if you can’t also talk the talk. Confident communication skills are essential in work and business to have the influence and impact you’re meant to have!
Here are my top three tips –
- Don’t talk yourself out of talking!
Have you ever thought – should I or shouldn’t I say something? And then by the time you’ve made up your mind, the moment has passed or someone has jumped in and said what you were thinking?! Use your voice! Share your opinion, your ideas, and your LIGHT! And have the impact and influence you’re meant to have.
- Speak from the Heart
Our voice can creep up into the high-pitched region of our head when we’re trying to be friendly or feeling nervous. We want our voice to be connected to our power – our heart space – so people don’t just hear our voice, they feel it! So breathe low and deep and feel the vocal vibrations behind the walls of your chest. Speak from the heart – literally!
- Finish your Phrases Strong
The rising inflection or upspeak at the end of complete phrases is a bad habit, as it signals to the listener that you’re looking for a yes or no response. I like to call it the inflection of validation. So if you’re sharing an opinion or idea where you don’t want a ‘yes/no’ response from the audience, imagine the last word shoots out like a dart – strong and forward, rather than slide up like a skate ramp!
About the Author
Name: Sally Prosser
Professional Title: Holistic Voice & Public Speaking Coach
Bio: Sally Prosser is a holistic voice and public speaking coach based in Brisbane, Australia. She was a TV news reporter and company spokesperson before setting up her coaching business. Sally believes JOY is a big part of speaking and you’ll often find her wearing love-heart sunglasses and lip-syncing into a hairbrush on TikTok where she has a community of 330k.
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