How To Speak So That People Want To Listen?

Recently I came across a wonderful TED talk about how to effective-speaking and this post is totally based on that. So, how to express your idea in the best possible way, so that somebody want to listen? 

Coming straight to the point, there are a number of habits we need to move away from. Here is the list of seven things that most of us do, knowingly or unknowingly. We need to avoid these every-time for a powerful talk so that people around would listen.

1. Gossip

Remember, the person gossiping five minutes later, will be gossiping about us.

2. Judging

You know it’s very hard to listen to somebody when you’re being judged.

3. Negativity

When you are negative, people around you are frustrated about it. It’s okay to have few demerits but speaking about it every-time is not acceptable.

4. Complaining

We complain about everything all the time-may it be weather, our cricket captain, politician every-thing.

5. Excuses

Some people are like never taking responsibility about their actions and just keep passing it on to anyone else. Remember, nobody’s here to listen your excuses.

6. Exaggeration

If you find it awesome, express in your words, your eyes will speak the truth, you don’t need to exaggerate it.
Exaggeration ultimately turns you into a liar. Would you really listen to someone you know is lying to you?

7. Dogmatism

Remember, what you say are your opinions and not necessarily facts. If you want people to listen to you, include facts supporting your opinion and don’t mix them.
These are the seven deadly sins of speaking that we need to avoid at any cost to get heard. Of course, there are positive ways to improve your talk and those would be shared in the next post.


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