You need to exercise humility while speaking to people. Doing so can make you a much more effective speaker. Doing so can also save you from a lot of heartache: the sort of heartache that is caused by pride.

In exercising humility while speaking to people, you need to frequently remind yourself that others don’t have to listen to what you have to say. Demanding that people always listen to you is setting yourself up for heartache, as there will always be folks who have a rather low opinion of you (and that should be alright).

In exercising humility while speaking to people, you also need to frequently remind yourself that others don’t have to agree with what you have to say. So getting others to listen to what you have to say is just one step (and you should be grateful for that). But getting them to actually agree to what you have to say is another issue altogether. Thus, for instance, if your argument is that the company behind Ymail is the best IT company in the world, somebody in your audience who has had nasty www.ymail.com experiences may beg to disagree. Then humility would demand that you appreciate that his or her point of view is just as valid as yours.

One of the things that can have a huge impact on your effectiveness as a communicator is the tone you decide to use. Thus, you have to exercise a lot of caution when figuring out the right tone to use when speaking to people.

When figuring out the right tone to use when speaking to people, you have to consider your ultimate objectives. If, for instance, you are an advocate of the people, trying to address the authorities in a bid to get them to allow you to solicit for donations to run some sort of community welfare charity, you’d have to use a particular tone. That would be different from the tone you’d use when fighting for a right (as opposed to looking for a favor).

Further, when figuring out the right tone to use when speaking to people, you have to consider the profile of the people you are addressing. The tone you use when addressing very young kids is not necessarily the tone you’d use when addressing teenagers.

Further still, when figuring out the right tone to use when speaking to people, you have to consider the nature of topic you are speaking about. The tone you’d use when speaking about an uplifting, celebratory topic is not the one you’d use when speaking about a sad topic.

It is not always easy to command the full attention of people while speaking to them. There are, however, certain simple things you can do, to enhance chances of actually getting people’s attention while speaking to them.

The first thing you can do, to enhance chances of getting people’s attention while speaking to them is speaking loudly enough. This, of course, doesn’t mean shouting. But if you are speaking in a volume that is so low that the listeners have to strain to hear what you are saying, then there is a very high probability that you may lose them along the way.

The second thing you can do, to greatly enhance the chances of getting people’s attention while speaking to them is using simple language: language that they understand. If you use too much jargon, people soon develop the feeling that you are just showing off or trying to impress them – and then they simply turn off.

The third thing you can do, to greatly enhance the chances of getting people’s attention while speaking to them, is adopting the right attitude. If, for instance, it emerges that you have adopted a patronizing attitude, there is a very high probability that the people you are trying to speak to will simply tune you out.