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Use a hand signal to capture attention

There's a trick you can use to get people to listen to you, without raising your voice: use hand signals to capture attention.

Hold your pointer finger up while pausing mid-sentence and you can really captivate people without needing to be loud.

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Vital Tips on Voice Modulation

  • Be Loud and Clear without shouting. Don't let your voice creak while being loud.
  • Practise Variation. Variation in your tone can convey your expressions.
  • Stress on Powerful Words. You can take effective pauses, stress on a certain set of words, which will ...

How to become a better listener

Ask a question. Then listen to the answer. Repeat the process.

You can do this for an article, book or email. Ask, "What are your thoughts?" Then notice what people are really saying. Ignore the extreme stuff. Listen to the ones who leave balanced responses.

7. Listen Closely To Words

7. Listen Closely To Words

  • By listening closely to what people have to say, you shift your attention from your thoughts to the person speaking.
  • This practice works for social anxiety as well and you can use it to overcome the fear of talking to people. Instead of being entangled in thoughts like "what do I hav...

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