Every day we filter our thoughts before speaking, and, in many situations, it's difficult to speak up. This 5-minute exercise could help you get over that hurdle. Photo by virotti.
Dan Change suggests on The Friend Formula that we practice talking out loud for five minutes a day -- saying every thought that comes into our brains. You'll be working to strengthen your ability to turn off the filter. The next step is to record yourself while doing the exercise so you can start trusting and liking your own voice.
This advice does not apply to people who have a hard time holding their tongues, by the way. For the rest of us, though, talking out loud could also boost focus and memory retention, so it's worth a shot.
This 5-Minute Exercise Will Make You Better in Conversations [The Friend Formula]