How to Communicate without Being Intimidated

Aptitude

In a workplace, it’s very natural and normal to feel frightened or intimidated by those you are working under. This is mainly due to the hierarchical system of power in the work environment. Nevertheless, it is also important to be able to voice your opinions and communicate effectively with those who intimidate you. Although this may be a difficult task, it is sometimes very essential. Here are some tips that may help you communicate without being intimidated:

Work on your confidence. Always remember that you have the power to decide whether to feel intimidated or not. It is important to remember to stay confident and not make yourself feel small or unimportant.

Show your confidence. Don’t shy away from being confident while communicating. This is where body language comes in. Try to always maintain eye contact while speaking and take not of your body posture. Stand straight rather than hunching. This will also help boost your confidence.

Show your confidence. Don’t shy away from being confident while communicating. This is where body language comes in. Try to always maintain eye contact while speaking and take not of your body posture. Stand straight rather than hunching. This will also help boost your confidence.

Don’t be afraid to voice your opinions when you feel it is necessary. Think about what you are going to say beforehand and frame it carefully in your mind in a way that it cannot be misinterpreted.

Be clear and audible. Sometimes, your fear may make you lose track of what you want to talk about or your voice may become very low. Be conscious and alert and speak with a tone of confidence and conviction.

Smile. It helps break the tension and reduce stress or awkwardness while having a conversation for both the parties involved. Apart from this, it also shows that you have a positive attitude and good confidence.

A cherry on the cake tip:: Especially for the women who remain the victims. No one can put you down without your permission. Carry your attitude along with your bag! Wear your high heels! Lift up your head! Don’t let the tiara fall down!