There’s nothing worse than feeling like people don’t listen to what you have to say - especially if you believe that it’s valuable. However, there are some tricks you can use to get people to pay more attention to you. Read on and you’ll see what they are!
1. Practice Your Communication Skills
Start by practicing your communication skills, both in person and written. Communication encompasses everything, from the written word to how you use body language when attempting to talk to somebody. Not everyone is a natural born communicator, so practice in this respect will make perfect. Make sure you make eye contact and smile, and avoid folding your arms. You should appear confident, so make sure you stand up straight, too. You’ll instantly have an air of somebody who should be listened to.
2. Know Exactly What You’re Trying To Say
Make sure you know exactly what you’re trying to say when you speak so you can keep it clear and to the point. Beating around the bush won’t get you anywhere, and may confuse the people you’re trying to share ideas with. Try to explain what you’re saying in as few words as possible.
3. Become More Assertive
Becoming more assertive can be tough if this is something you’ve been told is a bad trait (for women especially). However, we need to get over this and become more assertive at work! Below, you’ll find an infographic that will help you. Take a look and you’ll feel more comfortable asking for what you want and sharing ideas.
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