Today’s Solutions: November 28, 2023

Are you trying to become more confident and persuasive in your personal or professional life? The key may not be what you’re saying, but how you’re saying it.

Research from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has found that speaking at a slightly higher volume can make you sound more confident and persuasive. We’re not saying you should start yelling your points across, but humans naturally deflect contradiction, so stating your point clearly and audibly might be the solution to making an impact. When we hear someone speaking loudly, we subconsciously associate them with authority and legitimacy. 

There is the added factor that in order to speak louder, you need to be speaking directly to someone. This is part of the reason stating your point in person is more effective than email or text. The face-to-face nature of an in-person conversation will also help you convey your information. 

So, the next time you spend hours agonizing over how to vocalize your thoughts or opinions, take a pause to practice how, not what, you are going to say. 

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

The EU makes historic decision to stop plastic waste exports to poor countries

The European Union took an important step toward reducing plastic pollution by agreeing to stop exporting waste plastic to non-OECD countries. This landmark decision, ...

Read More

Recovering from family gatherings: your essential guide to recharge and reset

A flurry of family visits might leave you reeling and wondering, "What just happened?" The intensity of spending time with family may be emotionally ...

Read More

How your body and mind can benefit from dark chocolate

For more than 3,000 years, chocolate has been used for its healing properties. Flash forward to today, and scientists are finding scientific evidence for ...

Read More

World’s first hydrogen-powered cargo vessel to set sail in Paris this year

In a world's first, a commercial hydrogen-powered cargo vessel will make its maiden voyage later this year. Developed by French shipowner Compagnie Fluvial Transport ...

Read More