It is not easy to be effective when speaking to people in a political rally. There are, however, things that can help you a great deal in that objective.

Firstly, if you want to be effective when speaking to people in a political rally, you need to ensure that your message is simple. Most people are simply not well placed to deal with complex messages.

Secondly, if you want to be effective when speaking to people in a political rally, you need to ensure that you are speaking directly to the people’s aspirations and fears. People go to political rallies in order to hear their aspirations and fears spoken to. If you are unable to speak to them of these aspirations and fears, you turn out to be a huge disappointment to them.

Thirdly, if you want to be effective when speaking to people in a political rally, you need to ensure that you come across as a nice person. At the same time, you need to speak authoritatively. This can be a difficult balance to strike. The whole thing is akin to speaking to someone in a prison telephone: where you may want to connect to him genuinely, yet the fact that you are in a recorded call keeps you from speaking spontaneously enough for the emotional connection to be made.

Often, you end up having to speak with people who are in authority: maybe in the political or government sphere, maybe in the social sphere or maybe in the social sphere. Whichever the case, you need to use certain strategies – or, in other words, there are certain keys to success when speaking to people in authority.

The first key to success when speaking to people in authority is in consistently showing them that you respect them but that you don’t fear them (unless, of course, they are the despots who desire to be shown that they are feared).

The second key to success when speaking to people in authority is in pausing before responding to things they say. This shows respect. It also gives you the chance to think twice about what you are about to say.

The third key to success when speaking to people in authority is in showing them that, for the most part, you agree with them. At this point, it becomes necessary to understand their point of view, even if you don’t agree with it. But then, given the fact that we generally tend to like those who agree with us, and that we’d like the people with authority over us to like us, this becomes a crucial strategy.

Certain rules exist, for using humor while speaking to people.

Firstly, it is important for you, as a person who wants to use humor while speaking to people, to ensure that you use humor (jokes) that the people can understand.

Secondly, it is important for you, as a person who wants to use humor while speaking to people, to ensure that you don’t offend anyone. It is easy to offend people while using humor: hence the need for you to remember to observe basic rules of etiquette, and ensure that nobody’s sensibilities are hurt. This applies particularly well if the issue you are talking about is one that is sensitive. If, for instance, you are talking to a person who works in a supermarket and whose specific job is that of a helper, you need to be very circumspective when trying to figure out what to say. You may say something in a bid to make him or her laugh, only to end converting him or her into an enemy.

Thirdly, it is important for you, as a person who wants to use humor while speaking to people, to ensure that you don’t appear to be trying too hard. Humor that is a result of trying too hard is a real turn off.

One of the hardest things you can be forced to do is to speak with people who are hostile to you.

When speaking to people who are hostile to you, you need to create the impression in them that you respect them, but you don’t fear them.

Further, when speaking to people who are hostile to you, you need to genuinely understand their point of view, and communicate that understanding to them.

Further still, when speaking to people who are hostile to you, you need to be assertive: which means avoiding the temptation to either be aggressive or passive.

Much, of course, depends on the source of hostility in the situation. It could, for instance, be harmless hostility: like where you happen to be having a Gmail versus Yahoo Mail argument, with you arguing for Gmail.com advantages whilst the other people are against the motion. This sort of hostility (if it can be called that) is quite easy to deal with. But it is very different from the hostility in a scenario where you happen to be facing truly physically hostile people, in which case the approach has to be different. So you are advised to deal with hostile situations on a case by case basis, drawing on your knowledge to figure out what the best way to deal with the situation is.

Certain things can hamper your effectiveness when speaking to people.

Firstly, if you don’t appear to be sure of what you are saying, you may find that your effectiveness at speaking to people is reduced. You will come to learn that confidence is very critical, and that what you say is actually not as important as the confidence with which you say it.

Secondly, if you are not capable of reading the people’s body language, especially with respect to their reactions to what you tell them, you may find your effectiveness being reduced when speaking to people.

Thirdly, if you are unable to listen well to people, you may find your effectiveness as a speaker being reduced. It is only through listening to the people that you can start having an idea as to whether or not they actually have capacity to understand what you are telling them. You may, for instance, be speaking about the merits and demerits of social safety nets, to people who have absolutely no understanding of economics or sociology. You may think that you are impressing them with your knowledge when, in actual fact, they are bored stiff: on account of them lacking the capacity to understand what you are trying to say to them.

You need to keep in mind certain things when speaking to people through the phone.

Firstly, when speaking to people through the phone, you have to keep it in mind that you may be distracting them.

Secondly, when speaking to people on the phone, you have to remember that you have no way of reading their body language.

Thirdly, when speaking to people on the phone, you have to remember that there may be others eavesdropping on the conversation. Actually, this is something you need to remember when speaking to people through all media: not just when speaking to people through the phone. This, for instance, is still something you would need to remember when speaking to people via www.gmail.com chat (that is, the Gmail.com instant messaging platform which is nowadays part of Gmail service). The fact that your conversation may be eavesdropped upon then means that you should be discreet. You should ask yourself whether what you are telling the person on the other hand is something you’d want a third party to be privy to.

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.

Certain things can make people fail to pay attention to you while speaking to them.

Firstly, we can have a situation where, due to external distractions, people have difficulties paying attention to you while you are speaking to them. The external distractions can be things like noise, things like stuff happening around you, a stench near where you are addressing the people, heat, coldness and so on. They are mostly things that hit the people as sensations from outside.

Secondly, we can have a situation where, due to internal distractions, people have difficulties paying attention to you while you are speaking to them. Here, we are looking at things going on in their minds, their worries, their anxieties, their fears, their hopes, hunger, pain, thirst and so on.

Thirdly, we can have yet another situation where, due to the manner in which you present yourself, or the manner in which you present your message, people are unable to pay attention to you. If, for instance, you don’t have a ‘presence’ people may be unable to connect to you: leading to a situation where they are in turn unable to pay attention to you as you speak to them. It could also be a scenario where the folks simply don’t understand what you are saying, and where they therefore simply decide to (in a way of speaking) switch off.

It is possible to ascertain whether or not people are paying attention to you, while speaking to them (either individually or as a group). Suppose, for instance, that you are talking on a complex subject: like the subject of the workings of the NJ unemployment insurance benefits scheme. Let’s even suppose that you are talking on a particular aspect of it, like that of dealing with www.njuifile.net login requirements. In that scenario, it is easy to lose your listeners along the way: hence the need for you to check, from time to time, to ascertain whether or not you are still together.

One way in which you can ascertain whether people are paying attention to you while speaking to them would be by reading their body language.

The other way in which you can ascertain whether or not people are paying attention to you while speaking to them would be by asking them the pertinent questions. These are questions they are supposed to be in a position to answer, if indeed they have been listening to you. But you shouldn’t take offence if it emerges that they are unable to answer the questions. You may be facing a situation where the people in question have been listening to you, but they lack the capacity to comprehend what you are saying.

One of the key ways of capturing the attention of people when speaking to them is by using your voice.

One way of using your voice to capture the attention of people when speaking to them is by employing the right voice volume.

Another way of using your voice to capture the attention of people when speaking to them is by employing the right voice tone.

Yet another way of using your voice to capture the attention of people when speaking to them is by employing the right timbre (or, where appropriate, desisting from using any timbre at all).

All along, it is important for you to ensure that you are sure of what you are speaking about. Otherwise, on account of the content of your speech, you may end up losing the attention of the people: in spite of using  the right volume, tone or timber of voice. Thus, for instance, if you are talking about the topic of accessing IT support remotely, through the likes of the service at www.logmein123.com, or the likes of logmein.com, or, indeed, logmeinrescue.com, you need to be sure of what you are saying. Otherwise, once you create the impression that you aren’t sure of what you are saying, it will be unfair for you to expect others to pay rapt attention.

Speaking to people is not easy. For one, you need to continually pay attention to certain things, when speaking to people.

The first important thing that you need to continually observe when speaking to people is whether or not the people are listening to what you are saying. If they are not listening, you must not get mad. What you need to do, instead, is to figure out a way of connecting with them better.

The second important thing that you need to continually observe when speaking to people is whether or not the people are engaged or bored. This is particularly important if the topic you are speaking on is one of an abstract nature. If, for instance, you are talking about the services offered by ADP at portal.adp.com, yet the people you are talking to don’t receive their paychecks through the iPay ADP service (as described in this blog post,) then the chances of them getting bored and eventually drifting off are very high.

The third important thing that you need to continually observe when speaking to people is whether or not the people are understanding what you are saying.

The fourth important thing that you need to continually observe when speaking to people is whether or not the people are connected to you (and your message). This has to be emotional connection.

You need to exercise a lot of discretion when speaking to people.

The first reason as to why you need to exercise a lot of discretion when speaking to people is in order to avoid disclosing things you shouldn’t. If, for instance, you keep on speaking without discretion, you may end up disclosing your essential website login credentials to malicious people who can then mess you up. Assuming, for instance, that you work for Macys Insite, whose employee website can be accessed at employeeconnection.net, which is different from the main Macys Insite website, you may end up disclosing your employee connection login credentials to a person who can then abuse them.

The second reason as to why you need to exercise a lot of discretion when speaking to people is in order to avoid creating the wrong impressions. You need to remember that most people have low levels of self-esteem, and they tend to take most things personally (meaning that you can end up creating a bit of misunderstanding where you didn’t intend to).

The third reason as to why you need to exercise a lot of discretion when speaking to people is in order to avoid ending up boring the said people. The inference here is that, as part of your discretion, you should study other people carefully, in order to understand what interests them: lest you keep on telling them about stuff that is of no interest to them, and ultimately end up boring them.

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.

You need to figure out certain things, before starting to speak to people.

Firstly, before starting to speak to people, you need to figure out what their interests are. You are likely to have an easier time speaking to people about something they are truly interested in.

Secondly, before starting to speak to people, you need to figure out if they have basic knowledge about what you will be addressing them on. It wouldn’t make sense, for instance, to start speaking to people about the Money card described at www.walmartmoneycard.com, or even about the Walmart money card sticker activation if, in the first place, they have no knowledge on the basic concept of direct deposit. A better idea would be, perhaps, to start them off with a discussion about the concept of direct deposit, then gradually introduce them to the idea of a Walmart money card account, before proceeding to tell them about the card itself.

Thirdly, before starting to speak to people, you need to figure out what their attitude to you is like. If, for instance, the people respect you, or if the people at least like you, you will find it easier to persuade them than would be the case if they didn’t respect you or if they disliked you.