7 Speaking Habits That Will Make You Sound Smarter Infographic
Imagine – you have only 5 minutes to impress someone with your words only. What would you say and how would you say it? Would you sound convincing enough? Someday your future will depend on your speaking style. No matter if you are delivering a graduation speech, having a dialogue with professor, or interview with employer – you have no right to look like a fool. The more confident you speak and the smarter you sound – the bigger is your chance to succeed.
Can absolutely anyone sound smart? Absolutely! You don’t have to be a true-born public speaker. You just have to adopt these 7 speaking habits – and you will never feel ridiculous when delivering a speech.
- Work on your posture.
- Avoid mindless language.
- Speak loudly, not forcefully.
- Pay close attention to your voice.
- Avoid ‘vocal fry’ or other vocal irritants.
- Don’t be afraid of silence.
- Don’t weigh in unless you have something to add.