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.

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