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Speaking With Intention

By speaking clearly and maintaining eye contact, we can use words to hypnotize the audience.

Even our pauses in between our words can be used to gather our thoughts and make the listeners reflect on what you have just said.

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In the corporate world, employees need to communicate effectively for pitching ideas, and even to get one’s point across in meetings.

Time is precious, so it pays to hook the audience with the main idea and give them a strong reason to continue listening. Your colleagues may be already overwhelmed with deadlines and demands made by others and will appreciate your clarity and brevity.

Be attentive of how you sit or stand, and avoid slouching, crossing your arms or looking here and there.

Instead of boring, dull monologues, make your speech into a conversation, with greater interaction, questions and talking points that engage the listeners.

People can recognize confidence in the voice of others, as they can infer nervousness. One can practice breathing exercises and come into the right frame of mind, while making it quieter and more focused.

Your volume is not as important as you think and even speaking in a relatively quiet voice has a hypnotic effect on the listener.

Before pitching an idea, practice in front of a mirror or record your voice to help you iron out any problems beforehand.

When we use words and phrases like:

The lost art of listening actively and with patience is to be revived.

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