The way you converse with people can reveal a lot about your intellect; even if you’re just discussing the weather. When it comes to projecting intelligence, it’s not so much what you say as how you say it. Here are seven proven speaking habits that will cast you in the best possible light.
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This infographic from WriteMyEssays breaks down various speaking strategies that will make you appear smarter (or at the very least, prevent you from looking less intelligent than you really are.) As the graphic’s author explains: “The more confident you speak and the smarter you sound, the bigger is your chance to succeed.”
If you hate public speaking, explaining projects to your boss or even general conversing, these tips will help you to feel less foolish — and may even impress people into the bargain. (And no, imagining your audience in their undies isn’t one of them.)