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.

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