When you listen to someone else you may have several positive reactions such as…you’re receptive, interested or maybe you agree with what you’re hearing. In each instance a common theme is that the person speaking has created a sense of trust, which is of paramount importance.
That only happens when that individual believes in him or herself or has self-trust. Only then can a voice be heard. So the question for your consideration is…do you trust yourself? This will have a direct impact on how others perceive you.
Here’s a recent infographic on the topic of speaking assertively. See if resonates with you.