Confident communication

Confident communication doesn’t mean that you’ll always get your way. But let’s face it: How you interact matters. In fact, how you act when you communicate may matter as much as and sometimes more than the words that you say.

Confident communication is the ability to speak and act with certainty. It can help you build strong relationships, be more persuasive, and achieve your goals.

There are three key elements to confident communication:

1. Belief in yourself

2. Clarity of message

3. Strength of delivery

When you believe in yourself, it shows in your body language and in the way you speak. You are more likely to project certainty, which will make others believe in what you have to say. To be clear, your message must be well-organized and easy to understand. And finally, delivery is key – if you don’t sound confident, people will not trust what you have to say. 

Read about 5 big signs you lack confidence

Tips For Confident Communication

Clear Voice Tone

You need to practise, but speaking clearly and without stammering or whispering displays confidence. It is a sign that you’re not nervous and are able to deliver your thoughts in a way that others understand. 

Eye Contact

Avoid looking at the floor or anywhere else other than the person you’re speaking with or the audience you’re addressing. Also note that confident eye contact is not a constant gaze, but rather a meeting of the eyes as you speak and convey your point.

Active Listener

You may learn a lot about the world and yourself by listening to the perspectives of others. It also shows that you have enough faith in yourself to be open to new ideas. Getting feedback from others helps with self-improvement and growth too.

Be Neutral

Having a high level of confidence does not imply being aggressive. Confident communication is about listening, replying, and maintaining your own point of view while still respecting other people’s perspective too.

Be Natural

When you talk to others, try connecting to your inner beliefs and inner voice. When you’re passionate about something and talk from your heart, you appear confident naturally. You’ll be less nervous as you’ll talk about something you love and know about.

Add Humor

Putting your points across with a pinch of light-hearted humor can really showcase confidence. If something makes people laugh, it’s an indication that they’re enjoying it and also keeps them hooked to what you’re saying. It also shows that you’re comfortable with yourself.

Ignore The Need For Validation

There’s a difference between connecting with your audience and wanting to please them even if that means becoming someone you’re not. It’s important to be yourself and speak your heart out without the nervousness of whether or not you’ll be liked. You speak to express yourself not to impress anyone else. Remember that.

Here’s a video that can help you with confident communication.

Confidence Breeds Growth

Confident people are more successful. This is because they’re fearless in expressing their thoughts with others in a clear and concise manner. They have the ability to listen and respond in a way that connects with other people. Confidence isn’t an innate talent. Even if you’ve been nervous or socially awkward all your life, know that confidence can be learned.

Learn the art of confident communication and share who you are with the world!