January 23, 2007 1:10am CST
I am facing communication Problems since last 2 years and it has started affecting my work. I am confident enough with individual talks , i am a very good trainer however when I go in the official meetings I dont talk much. I can not express myself in a group of People. I am also reading some books on the communication. I want some guidance on how to talk in meetings and put your points forward so that you can impress the other people. Can somebody guide me on this issue which is very necessary for my career?
23 Jan 07
I've trained people, and it was one long explanation. Just adapt your training techniques to conversation and speaking at meetings. Try looking at it this way: You have the right to speak in meetings. That's why you're there. You're at the meeting because your input is wanted, same reason. Your views are considered valuable. People are trying to communicate with you. You can speak on your topic in the same way as you do as a trainer, making your points clear. It's almost exactly the same thing. "Impressing other people" is more likely to be a result of your expressing yourself in your area of expertise. Don't be someone you aren't. It will backfire.