Being a confident, effective communicator isn’t just about what you say. It’s not about shouting to be heard, or talking over others to drive your point home. Neither is it anything to do with rehearsed lines and competing for attention.
Good communicators do none of these things as they have clarity about the message they want to convey. It ties in with their core identity, and how they interact with the world around them. Not just in terms of what they say, but in how they carry themselves.
Because communication is far more than verbal expression, and has more to do with how you process and understand the endless stream of information you take in via your senses, each and every day. Making sense of your ‘world’ allows you to find your ‘place’ within it. Consequently, this understanding gives you the capacity to communicate with purpose, because you know what your overriding ‘story’ is.
This is empowering stuff, as you no longer feel pressured into talking for the sake of it. What you choose to communicate is considered, thoughtful, and self-aware. In fact you’re now able to communicate an air of confidence without saying a single word; as your actions, and the way you hold yourself, say it all.
Effective communication begins with the ability to listen to others, to hear what they say, and understand what it means to them. Good communicators know this, they don’t rush to say their piece, and take time to build rapport. This ensures their message is received and understood. In fact some of the best communicators I’ve ever met, are quiet, thoughtful people who prefer to sit back and take everything in. But when they do have something to say, it’s always worth hearing.
All this translates into a powerful ability to go after what you want without being afraid to do so. It puts others on notice as to who you are, and how you expect to be treated. You never have to justify yourself, as your core message is consistent, embedded at an identity level, and a true reflection of who you are.
Communication at this level has a massive impact on your confidence, boosts your self-belief, and clears your mind of unnecessary clutter.
Ready to take the journey?