Good morning all. Today’s the day that I have set aside for entrepreneurs. First of all, I want to say Happy Tax Day to all of my readers in the United States. Hope that you have prepared and are prepared.
Now, back to business. The article I chose for today comes from the Entrepreneur website. If you own a business, whether it’s large or small, you are the boss. So you want to make sure that you are acting and speaking like a boss. That is what the article covers today. Below is one of the tips that you can use when you are trying to speak like you’re the boss.
1. Um, drop verbal crutches
These crutches are most pronounced during pauses that occur while delivering a speech or presentation. They can come in the form of unintelligible sub-vocalizations such as “um” and “er” which awkwardly fill the silence, or as a subconscious habitual cough, lip-licking or overused hand gesture. They can also manifest as any number of verbal ticks which can be distracting and ultimately undermine your credibility (think phrases such as “you know,” “like,” “frankly,” or “to be honest”). The problem is that few of us recognize our own dependence on these crutches.
The quickest cure for this is to record yourself using a smartphone app speaking extemporaneously for a minute or two on any topic. Then, listen back and count how many of these crutches you use. This simple exercise will help you be more conscious when you speak.
If you are the owner of a company, you want to make sure that you are speaking and acting like a boss. The tips that are in this article are going to help you look authoritative and like someone that everyone should respect by giving you tips for speaking to employees. The more you’re respected, the better your employees will work for you.
There is more to owning a business than making money. You have to be someone that will be respected. The tips that are in this article are going to help you be that person.
I hope you found this article helpful. Have a great day and I’ll be back tomorrow.