I am Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.
When building a profitable practice, you should know how to speak with power and confidence. We have so many conversations in the virtual world, don’t we? It’s unfortunate that many of us spend too much time on our phones. Our eyeballs are staring at the display on our laptops, tablets, TVs, or phones. Even when we’re out in public, there are electronic displays begging for our attention. All that said, our new addiction to screen time isn’t all bad. Let’s look at one way your virtual world can help you become a better communicator. We’re talking about how virtual conversations can help you speak with power and confidence.
Does Your Shyness Keep You from Speaking Up?
Not everyone is a natural-born communicator. You might have a lot to say. You are intelligent and know that your opinions are important. The words flow freely when you’re in a comfortable environment (at home, with friends, talking to family members). They come easily. You don’t have a problem speaking your mind. You have no problem bringing up any situation when you’re in that situation. However, once you escape your conversation comfort zones, it’s as if you’ve lost the ability to speak. Why do you struggle to speak with confidence in these other situations? Maybe past failures getting your voice heard?
Do People Seem Deaf to You?
Maybe, you have no problem speaking your mind. You do it frequently (maybe too frequently). You’re talking about things you know your audience cares for. You hear them speaking on the same subjects all the time. When you jump into the conversation, it’s like you’re speaking Greek to many Romans. They might understand a little of what you’re saying, but your overall message falls upon deaf ears. If this persists, you might give up entirely trying to be heard. You remember your past failures and figure, “Why try again? I’ll just get more of the same.”
In Both of These Scenarios, a Little Social Media Help Might Be the Answer
Head over to your favorite social media network to fix these issues. Start off small and slow. Don’t immediately respond to a comment or start a conversation. Engage in bite-sized pieces. After each interaction, however small, judge the result. What seems to be working? What isn’t working so well? How do people respond to you favorably, and why? Do you find yourself repeating patterns of communication that get little to no response? Using social media as a practice communication session can make you a more confident and effective communicator in the real world.
It gives you ideas of what will work with a certain audience to help you broadcast a well-received message. This gives you more self-confidence when you speak. It’s a simple way to find your voice, a style of communication that instills confidence in your audience that they’re listening to something worthwhile.
It can be hard to communicate when you aren’t used to speaking publicly. Check out our blog post here for tips on being an effective communicator.
I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits. Please go to businessofrehab.com/guide to pick up the free guide to help you determine the best business entity for your new practice
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