A Woman’s Guide to Powerful Communication

“Use every letter you write, every conversation you have, every meeting you attend, to express your fundamental beliefs and dreams.” – Robert Muller

My third article appeared on Daily Worth on September 18, 2015 titled, “A Woman’s Guide to Powerful Communication.”

Here is a brief excerpt:

Do you say what you mean and mean what you say? Do you feel like you are not only heard but also understood? In other words, do you get what you ask for? I often find that people, especially women, lack the skills to truly get their message across.

Sometimes it’s a self-worth issue. Women often don’t believe they deserve what they are asking for, so they hold back, falling short in conveying what they truly mean or making a full request. Perhaps they are holding on to old adages, such as “women should be seen, not heard.” Other times, they simply lack effective tools to use their voice, and ultimately, their personal and professional relationships suffer.

The art of learning to convey information, thoughts, feelings, desires, and opinions, while at the same time creating the intended impact, is a skill that can be developed. Everyone  relates to someone else, so having the ability to say what you want, and be heard on the other side without fearing judgment, benefits everyone.

Here are some guidelines to sharpen your communication skills and empower yourself with your voice:

Be Clear With Yourself

Be Curious

Create Connections

Listen Actively

Ask for What You Want

Exude Confidence

Take Responsibility

To learn more about the 7 ways to communicate powerfully, read the full article here.
Meet Jennifer: Life Coach, Inspirational Speaker and Author Jennifer M. Blair is founder of Excavive™ Coaching and Consulting, based in Louisville, Kentucky. Her work focuses on empowering people to pursue their passions, increase their self-confidence, communicate powerfully and build the kind of lives they want to live. If you love these Blog posts, many have been adapted from her first book, The True You: Tools to Excavate, Explore and Evolve, published in 2011.