Communicate With Confidence

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Hamptons / Global Luxury

1. Identify your Persona. Choose how you want to be known.

2. Always sit/stand in Stature. This is not rigid. It is feeling a thread pull from the top of your head. Always relax your neck and shoulders and open your chest. At first this can feel awkward as you learn to claimyourself but within a matter of moments, it will feel natural.

3. Discover how you breathe. Notice your patterns. Invariably you breathe in "bird breaths" -- shallow breaths barely enough to keep a bird alive. To shift this behavior, practice allowing a Conscious-Loving Breath. Initially this breath takes five to seven seconds as you practice each inhalation.

4. Hold eye contact. Mentally/visually connect with your eyes as you speak with someone, even over a telephone. When speaking face to face, strive to maintain eye contact. This fundamental practice is frankly a profound behavioral pattern that will help shift self-conscious behavior to behavior that helps you be conscious of self. It will also change the sound of your voice. Your pitch will get deeper and your voice will resonate more.

5. Take your time. Never rush your conversation. Remember this axiom: "In communication, speed is only speed. It is never how fast I speak or communicate, rather how effective." 

6. Watch yourself. Practice daily on a mirror with a video or audio recorder. A useful Aristotle quote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

 

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Richard D. Rawdin
Senior Vice President
Hamptons Luxury Homes Specialist
Resort & Second-Home Specialist
Commercial Coordinator Hamptons & NYC
14 Main Street
Southampton, NY. 11968
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#6   Whenever I am preparing to give a speech, I rehearse it the day before in front of a video camera, then play it back.  One thing I noticed recently - I  have started wearing glasses (for distance); I am not used to wearing glasses.  In the video playback, I saw myself taking the glasses off, and putting them back on, several times.  It would have been a terrible distraction if I had done that during my speech!

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