There are some two things that you should always take into consideration when figuring out what to say to another person.

The first thing you should take into consideration when figuring out what to say to another person is that other person’s background. What is particularly important here is that other person’s background in terms of knowledge. Simply put, what you say to the other person should be something that the other person can understand (given his or her current level of knowledge).  Otherwise the person may imagine that you are trying to show off: which would put him or her off.

The second thing that you should take into consideration, when figuring out what to say to another person is that other person’s interests. Simply put, if you start telling someone about something that he or she doesn’t have an interest in, you will be boring him or her. You can’t, for instance, start having a dialogue about the deeper intricacies in the process of registering a trademark with a person who has absolutely no interest in business. Sure, the fellow may nod along, and keep on making the appropriate sounds to suggest that he or she is with you, but you will know that, in actual fact, you lost him or her right from the outset.

Figuring out when you should speak and when you should desist from speaking is one of the challenges you are likely to find yourself having to tackle, from time to time. Ultimately, there are some four situation where you should desist from speaking.

The first situation where you should desist from speaking is when you have nothing to say (about a given topic). So the idea is to avoid speaking just for the sake of speaking. If, for instance, folks are talking about the topic of trends in NJMCdirect ticket amount fine trends as observed at the NJMCdirect, yet you have never had to pay for a ticket at the said portal, you may decide to simply keep quiet. That is better than speaking, ending up saying something very ignorant, and therefore embarrassing yourself greatly.

The second situation where you should desist from speaking is when doing so may actually get you into trouble.

The third situation where you should desist from speaking is where you happen to be unsure of what to say.

The fourth situation where you should desist from speaking is where you happen to be facing folks who are unlikely to take what you say seriously. You may, for instance, be dealing with someone who, at a very fundamental level, looks down upon you.

As we saw in an earlier post, one of the keys to getting peoples’ attention (when speaking to them) lies in appearing confident. So the question we are now trying to answer is one as to how you can appear confident when speaking to people.

Now one way to appear confident when speaking to people is by talking in a reasonably authoritative voice. An authoritative voice is one that is neither too soft (lest it appear as if you are unsure of yourself) nor too loud (lest it appear as if you are disrespecting your audience members).

Another way to appear confident when speaking to people is in expressing yourself in complete sentences. If your speech is full of …ummms and …eeerrs, you will be perceived as a person who is unsure of himself or herself – and you’ll lose your audience sooner than later.

Yet another way to appear confident when speaking to people is in using the right amount of eye contact.

These principles apply, regardless of what you are talking about. Even if, for instance, you were trying to educate people on Sears 88 workings, perhaps with a focus on the 88sears.com associates login procedures, you’d still need to apply these principles, in order to appear confident, and hence win the people’s attention.

If you want to get people to listen to you when you speak, there are some three things that you need to do.

The first thing you need to do, in order to get people to listen to you when you speak, is see to it that you speak confidently. This applies, regardless of what you are talking about. Even if it is something as mundane as the procedure followed at the www.citicards.com register page, which also happens to be the Citicards sign in page, otherwise referred to as the www.citicards.com login page, you should still sound confident. Otherwise your listeners will assume that you don’t know what you are talking about: and subsequently, they will simply tune off.

The second thing you need to do, in order to get people to listen to you when you speak, is see to it that you look at them (as opposed to look away or looking down) when addressing them.

The third thing you need to do, in order to get people to listen to you when you speak, is see to it that you listen to them when they speak. This will make them feel ‘indebted’ to listen to you when you start talking to them.