Re: Get tongue tied when speaking with people - Posted by Penny
Posted by Penny on June 18, 2007 at 14:08:28:
It’s kind of like public speaking - at first many people are nervous, then with practice they may still be nervous but are able to overcome it. It’s all about expanding your comfort zone.
Start by writing a script and practice saying the words out loud, even if it is to your dog (if you have one). As your comfort level grows, you can reduce the script to key sentences, phrases and bullet points. Practice speaking from these.
You can also practice with family, friends, etc. Whether it is in person or on the phone, practice speaking aloud.
Motivational reading is fine, but it is the real practice that will help the butterflies in your stomach fly in formation!
Bottom line, you are selling yourself and your deal to the seller. So your level of confidence in your offer is just as important.