Do you want to be a poor public speaker, one who is unable to get their point across, and inspires everyone listening to wish they’d just stop talking? I am guessing your answer is NO. If it is then here are a few things that you have to stop doing :
- Gossiping – Speaking badly of somebody else seems to have a chain reaction. If you engage in gossip, you can give yourself a bad reputation and inspire others to start gossiping about you.
- Judging – If you fill your conversations with judgements of others, you’re making the person you’re speaking with self conscious of being judged themselves. They’ll be afraid to open ups to you and may shut down completely.
- Being Negative – Choosing to be optimistic will make you more enjoyable to talk to. Plus, it’s better for your health.
- Complaining – Complaining easily becomes a habit, and before you know it, you’ll be known as the person who complains about the weather, the news, work, and everything else. This is called “viral misery”.
- Making Excuses – Some people put the blame on anybody and nothing except themselves when met with failure. While others may let the occasional excuse slide, a constant stream of them reveals that you do not take responsibility for your actions.
- Exaggerating – Exaggerating demeans our language. Adding dramatic flair is essentially a from of lying, and we don’t want to listen to people we know are lying to us.
- Being Dogmatic – It’s dangerous when opinions and facts become confused. Nobody wants to be bombarded with opinions stated as if they were true.