Now that you’ve built up your personal power, it’s time to take a look at the way you speak.
1) Pause before your point – a brief pause indicates that you control the agenda and that you will not be rushed.
2) Speak in lists – when you start a comment by noting 2 or 3 key points you sound commanding
3) No up-talking – make sure your voice goes down at the ends of sentences, as in “case closed.”
4) Use humor – when you are funny you come across as relaxed and confident
Try one new tool and see if you get a different reaction from the people around you. Send me a note to tell me what you do to come across as more powerful!