In one of the blog posts, the ways of public speaking was discussed. With all that said, you should also know how to make people listen to you. What will make the listeners pay attention to you.
Is it the way you talk, your stance, your physical attributes? Is it in the way you dress or the way you look them in the eye? Yes, but there is a bigger factor than that.
Talking is about making a conservation. It is not just about opening your mouth while sounds come out of it. It is about making a connection with someone. It is about touching someone’s heart with your words.
But how can you do that?
You cannot just ramble aimlessly because your talk will have no point. You should relate to someone. You should interact with the person or with persons that you are talking to.
Make them feel at ease. The person that you are talking to should know that the two of you are alike, you are the same. It is hard to listen to a person that you cannot have a rapport with. The things you will say will just be forgotten.
For example, talk about things that both you and the person or persons you are talking to like. Mention events that you experienced both. Are you both avid fans of Game of Thrones? Do you take the train on the way to work? Similar interests, same experiences will catch a person’s attention.
Lastly, you should show care for the other person, empathise. Will your talk solve their problems?
People can be egocentric. A person’s concern usually has to do with themselves. Basically, people are interested in their own affairs. We want to find solutions to our own problems.
A person’s attention while talking? Then show you are like them also. You have to have the same perspective of others too.…