Whether you are thinking of starting a blog or a YouTube channel, or you’d simply like to start speaking up about issues that matter to you more, you need to get comfortable sharing your voice. Below you’ll find 4 ways you can feel more comfortable sharing your voice:
Speak Slowly And With Purpose
As well as being sure of what it is you’d like to say, make sure you take your time. Take breaths, and don’t rush what you’re saying. Make sure you pronounce each word, and try not to say things that discount the statement you’re trying to make, such as ‘ but I don’t know…’. Avoid filler words too, such as ‘ah..’ and ‘like’.
Practice makes perfect, so practice with the people you’re close to. You could even film yourself making a speech and critique yourself, or ask somebody you trust to help you.
Practice New Habits
Make small changes at a time so they turn into habits. For example, to begin with you could focus on sharing your ideas in meetings. You could also practice by asking questions, and even giving feedback. You’ll be out of your comfort zone at first, but these things really help.
Work On Your Writing Skills
Just like with any other skill, your writing skills will get better the more you practice! Start a blog, or even just a diary.
Become More Assertive
Assertiveness is a great trait to have if you want to share your voice. The infographic below can help you!
credit to STL Training