If you’re going to own a business or climb the career ladder in your current workplace, you’re going to need to figure out how to become someone that people actually want to listen to. If you feel ignored or like people look past you so far, then the advice below can help you. Take a look!
Increase Your Confidence
Start by increasing your confidence. Unfortunately, people can usually tell if you’re not confident enough in what you’re saying to them. Even if you believe in what you’re saying but you don’t have much self confidence, it can make a big difference as to whether anybody listens to you or not. Know your worth, and present yourself as if you believe in yourself. Speak clearly and slowly.
Listen To Others
If you want people to listen to you, you need to listen to others. Being a good listener is an important skill – don’t just listen to them because you want your chance to interject with something you’d like to say. Most people are simply waiting for an opportunity to say what they want to say so they never truly listen. Don’t be one of those people!
Work On Your Body Language
Your body language says a lot about you, too. Shoulders back, head up, and make eye contact. Don’t forget to smile, either!
Work On Your Presentation Skills
Your presentation skills are going to be essential if you want people to listen to you and take you seriously. The infographic below can help you!
credit to STL Training