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The Psychology of Speaking Wisely: 3 Basic Tips


“Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.




The art of speaking wisely is one of the most difficult arts and for a very long time people have been trying to master it, so as to be able to better express themselves and hence better communicate their thoughts and emotions with other people.

Here you will read three basic tips on how to speak more wisely. By following these tips, you will be able to engage in meaningful conversations, grab the attention of your audience and inspire those who are listening to you.

1. Think before you speak.

This is one of the most important tips that you should follow, if you truly want to utter meaningful ideas that will make others take you seriously. Many of us are used to small talk and rarely pay attention to how many unimportant, sometimes even silly things we say. If you want people to pay close attention to what you say and listen deeply to your thoughts, be sure to think what you are about to utter, so whatever comes out of your mouth will be meaningful and coherent.

2. Speak out your mind.

The second basic tip you should follow in order to speak more wisely, is to be sure that whatever you are saying is coming out from the depths of your mind and your heart. In other words, speak honestly and authentically. The more you do so, the more power your words will have and the more confident you will be. In this way the people you are talking to will pay sincere attention to you and trust more in what you’re saying.

3. Don’t speak too much.

Lastly and perhaps most importantly, if you want to speak wisely, you need to learn to talk only when it’s necessary. Many of us are used to talking all the time, saying insignificant things that are tiresome and matter to no one, and so we inevitable find that nobody truly listens to what we’re saying. From now on, be sure to listen more and speak less, and I assure you that each and every word you utter will have more weight and will attract the attention of others as naturally as a magnet attracts iron.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” ~Plato



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