Have you noticed how you can speak with complete authority at home, but when it comes to business you sometimes lose your voice?
I've been guilty of that myself. In a room full of professionals, I've been afraid to speak up, voice my opinion or ask for what I want. It makes sense as we were taught growing up to be soft and quiet. However, this tendency will definitely backfire on you in the professional world.
If you want anything in life, you have to ask for it! And when you ask, make sure you're speaking in a voice loud enough to be heard.
Here are some tips to speak in your power so you can make any request with confidence:
1. Never say "Can I ask you a question?" before you ask a question! You should never ask permission to ask a question. Just ask! You lose your power if you ask first and come across as timid.
2. Never use "but" before you share your idea or ask your question. Here's some examples: "I know you're busy, but…" or "Someone may have thought ofRead More »from How To Ask For What You Want With Confidence