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Persuasion by communication


The moment someone sees you he or she begins to make decisions about you. Those decisions are reinforced or brought into question the moment you begin to speak. Your presentation skills must reinforce everything you say.

Remember to project your voice through your facial mask – your lips, mouth, and nose area. Humming to find your facial mask is the easiest way to find it. Then hum a song you know and when you are about half way through it, start speaking; that is the voice you should be using when speaking.

Remember to consider the speed of your communication. If you speak too slowly, you’ll be considered unsure or not intelligent. If you speak too quickly, you’ll be considered scattered or under high pressure. Persuasive speakers’ patterns of speech are cohesive and coherent. They work hard to remove the filler words so common in informal conversation people use instead of a pause (umm, you know, and). They work on a rhythm, the tonality, and pitch as well as speed.

Remember to know what you plan to say before you say it; then deliver it with conviction. Slow down, breathe before you make the point, then speak clearly. Practice a few things, then let it go.


CITE: PERSUASION- The Art of Getting What You Want by Dave Lakhani



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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