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Speaking with confidence conveys your knowledge or mastery (i.e. competency) of the information you’re sharing, and it makes a difference in the way people see you at work.
It might not be fair but it’s true.
So speak with confidence and practice out loud what you think you’re going to say in critical conversations.
As someone who talks for a living, I do it. All. The. Time.
I rehearse questions before post-game interviews.
I practice scripts before going on-air.
I verbalize the introduction I’m going to make when I meet a new player or coach in the locker room.
Their narrative might not match your objective. In fact, I can almost guarantee it won’t because you don’t work (or live) with mind-readers.
Effective business communication requires the ability to communicate a message clearly which is the opposite of leaving colleagues in suspense by saying things like: “I’ve got an idea. Let’s talk tomorrow.”
Seems simple enough. Except the person receiving that message could be thinking:
“Got an idea about what?”
“About how to help me finish a project ahead of schedule?”
“Is it an idea that’s going to add more work to my plate and make my life...