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How to Speak Confidently and Communicate Effectively (3 Tips)


Hey Ambitious Professionals! It’s Linda
Raynier of lindaraynier.com guiding you to a career and life you’ll truly enjoy
and in today’s video I’m going to walk you through three tips on how you can
communicate more clearly and effectively especially when you’re at work in a
meeting or you’re going on a job interview this will be very helpful to
you especially if you have trouble with expressing your thoughts clearly now as a career strategist I’ve been
able to help numerous professionals land their dream job offers and if this is
something that you’re interested in working with me one-on-one then I will
give you details about that at the end of this video through my years of
experience of working with corporate professionals I have recognized that one
of the biggest confidence boosters or confidence killers for any individual
has a lot to do with their ability on how to articulate their thoughts and
words in a clear and engaging way essentially what I’m saying is if you’re
someone who struggles to communicate effectively this has probably had an
impact on your career and to the point where you may not have been able to grow
in your career as quickly as you would have liked so today I’m going to share
with you three things that you need to know so that you can speak more
confidently moving forward whether you have a conversation with a colleague
whether you have to make a presentation in front of a group of people or the
next time that you have to go on a job interview tip number one know that
you’re the expert if you find that you are struggling with being able to
articulate your thoughts and ideas and you lack confidence when you’re talking
to your boss your co-workers or to an interviewer even if it’s a topic that
you know a lot about it’s likely because you’re consuming yourself with thoughts
like I hope I’m not saying the wrong thing I wonder what he or she is
thinking of me I hope I sound competent right now those kinds of thoughts are
hugely distracting and they actually cause you to waver and to sound shaky
when you’re trying to deliver these conversations and that’s why you need to
shift your focus away from self-doubt to knowing your value this is especially
applicable to you if you’ve been at your company for a while but you haven’t seen
progress in your communication knowing you’re the expert means that you
recognize that in your organization you are specialized in the work that you do
nobody else in the company whether it be your boss or your other co-workers knows
more about what you do then you you are the expert so that means that you need
to trust in your own knowledge and the experience that
you have that you’ve been able to develop in this position you can’t
second-guess yourself to the point where other people start doubting you as well
so the next time that anyone in your company comes up to you and asks you a
technical related question about your work or a topic or subject that you
should know stuff about and that you do know stuff about you need to answer it
in a way that an expert would you have to put yourself in that mindset and say
how would an expert who knows my role inside out be able to explain this to
another colleague or to a boss in the company and this leads me to tip number
two tip number two says know how you tie into the bigger picture by asking smart
questions this is a pattern that I’ve seen quite a bit amongst certain
professionals who end up working in big companies such as big banks or
government organizations and the issue or pattern of experienced is that they
only know what they do but they don’t actually know how it ties in to the
bigger picture they don’t understand how their role plays a key factor in the
rest of the organization and because of that they only know what they do and
they only do what they do and even though they’re the expert at what they
do they’re very limited in what they know if you don’t understand how your
specific role and your the responsibilities and the duties that you
do play into the overall bigger picture within your company within your
department that is a major issue and that’s going to cause communication
issues for you in and it’s going to show up in your workplace especially when you
have big meetings where you have to explain your part and you’re going to be
explaining it to other colleagues or higher level managers or bosses and
they’re not getting why we are doing a certain thing just because you were told
that this is how you do something from the beginning doesn’t mean that you do
it robotic aliy and you don’t understand why you’re doing it so that plays into
your communication as well so the antidote to this is to ask questions
don’t ever be afraid to ask why you’re doing something especially when it
doesn’t seem to make sense or when you really don’t understand why
professionals who know how to ask my questions are also the ones that are
able to identify process improvements they’re able to drive efficiencies
because they recognize the reason why they’re doing something and they’re able
to figure out better ways of doing it and when you ask smart questions it
gives you the comfort that the work that you do actually serves a purpose and
finally tip number three to communicating effectively is know when
you’re not the expert one of the biggest mistakes that I see professionals making
in their workplace and that diminishes their own personal brand is when they
talk about a topic as if they’re the experts when the action when in
actuality they know very little about it and because they are not the expert or
they don’t know very much about that topic but they keep talking about it
they say a lot of wrong things and what happens is this leads to issues where
when you say things that aren’t true or that don’t make sense people will lose
trust in you and they will no longer come to you for answers in future
instances people will appreciate it if you are authentic and genuine and are
willing to admit that you may not know so much about a certain topic area
because it doesn’t happen to be in your line of expertise so how do you handle a
situation where you don’t know much about the topic firstly you don’t say I
don’t know and you wipe your hands clean and walk away that’s not the way to do
it instead what you need to do is take it as a learning opportunity and tell
the person who you’re speaking with something along the lines of I’m not an
expert in this but I know that blank is how about we approach him or her to
assist us with this to know when you don’t know something shows maturity and
self-awareness nobody is going to criticize you if you don’t know
something but you work hard to try to figure it out but people will criticize
you if you act as if you know something and you end up just speaking gibberish
so there you have it those are my three tips on how you can speak more
confidently and clearly now if you are someone who’s been on the path of
searching for a better job a new career path making a career switch and you’ve
been looking for a while but you haven’t been getting many inner
and not getting any job offers and you’re ready to take your job search
strategy to the next level then feel free to reach out to me head on over to
my website lindaraynier.com/standoutgethired read through the page fill
out the application form and if I think that we are a match to work together
then I will reach out to you directly if you like this video then please give it
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and I will see you in the next video

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