Conversation skills, confidence and competency. They’re all connected.
Speaking with confidence conveys your knowledge or mastery (i.e. competency) of the information you’re sharing, and it makes a difference in the way people see you at work.
It might not be fair but it’s true.
So speak with confidence and practice out loud what you think you’re going to say in critical conversations.
As someone who talks for a living, I do it. All. The. Time.
I rehearse questions before post-game interviews.
I practice scripts before going on-air.
I verbalize the introduction I’m going to make when I meet a new player or coach in the locker room.
Saying the words out loud helps you to be more confident in your approach and that is how you win at business communication.
Jen Mueller is a badass at business communication. She’s a member of the Seattle Mariners television broadcast team on ROOT Sports and serves as the Seattle Seahawks sideline radio reporter. She’s also a sought after trainer and keynote speaker in the field of business communication. Her approach is based on nearly 20 years in sports broadcasting. Hire Jen for your next event, conference or training: Jen@TalkSportytoMe.com