Moderate your tone as appropriate

The Swedish Royal Band in front of the palace, Stockholm, Sweden

Communication is more that words. Tone is also important .

Be sure that your tone reinforces or moderates what you’re saying if you want your message to be heard and your meaning to be clear.

In longer presentations and speeches, it is also helpful to vary your tone as well as the volume of your voice. This keeps things interesting for the listener and actually helps them pay attention to what you are saying.

Communication is key to leadership. But it isn’t easy to communicate effectively. This is particularly true when those to whom you are speaking have many competing voices all vying for their attention in complex organizations. 

For more, see our entire article here.

Jim Hazy

Founder and CEO, Leadership Science, LLC

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