Good communicators must express their words meaningfully. In this video, learn how to explain in ways to make every word count.
- We use words to reach out and connect to others. … To make every word count, you need … to choose your words carefully … and express them meaningfully and enunciate them clearly. … There are many, like me, who believe that once words … are introduced into the universe, they don't go away. … Just think of something nice … that someone said to you years ago. … You can almost relive the moment. … Think back to when you were younger and someone said … something insensitive to you or in front of you. … Years can pass, yet what those people said long ago, … positive or negative, is memorable. … So we need to make every word count … by choosing our words carefully. … I mean, after all, if a word isn't important, … why are you using it? … We need to express our words meaningfully … by making every sentence sound different. … You know, we do that already during everyday conversation. … We make our voices more interesting, … especially if we're telling a good story. … Yet when people have to communicate information to others, …
- Organizing your thoughts
- Speaking slowly, naturally, and confidently
- Breathing properly
- Using your body to reinforce speech
- Managing facial expressions
- Handling nervousness
- Voice modulation, eye contact, and gestures
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Be a Better Communicator
2. Honing Your Message
3. Say It Like You Mean It
4. Look Like You Mean It
5. Confronting Anxiety
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