5 tips on how to communicate to be heard

Of course, you can use your loud voice to make the conversation a success and to get your message across to everyone listening. In the long run, however, this might be difficult and result in overworked vocal cords. But there are other options. Let's look at some of them below. 

Be different

To stand out, be different and present yourself in your own special way. Remember, the more effectively you present yourself, the longer you will hold your audience's attention and the longer you will be remembered. Don't be afraid to be engaging, bringing in jokes and examples from your own life - it will be quite difficult to copy this, as we all have unique life experiences. You can come up with a special, unique trick to be remembered as a person with a twist.

Social networks

Let's be real - in today's urban environment, social networks have become a fantastic opportunity to quickly and relatively inexpensively communicate information not only to a specific target audience, but also to a much wider range of people. But it's not that simple here either. Communication on social networks has its own specific language and visualisation. It is something that needs to be understood, otherwise it can do more harm than good. It is important to follow up on feedback after an idea has been launched on social media to see whether the desired results have been achieved. This will help to find out whether the communication is successful.

Engaging with audiences

Build a bridge between yourself and the listener. Use language that the listener understands, trying to present the difficult in a simple way and without unnecessary foreign words. The formula for success also includes non-verbal or eye contact and reading your audience. If yawners appear in the audience, there are only a few options - there is a lack of oxygen in the room, the person slept badly the night before or you are a crazy annoying storyteller.

Try to include open questions (about what, how, who...?) and avoid asking questions that can be answered with one blunt word - yes or no - because that will stop the dialogue.

The bigger the artist, the bigger the pause. This principle also works in conversation, when you need to focus on something important. Of course, don't overdo it with dramatically long moments of silence, which can leave listeners puzzled and surprised rather than interested.

Be a good listener

There is an old saying - talking is silver, silence is gold. There is a profound truth in this, because you have to know how to listen to your interlocutor. Listening can also be active, showing your attitude through mimicry, short interested comments and follow-up questions. Remember that it is not good manners to interrupt a speaker halfway. 

Become a mirror

To make your interlocutor feel comfortable, try to mirror him or her in everything you say, from gestures, posture, conversational style and even tone of voice. We humans are wired to like those who are like us, even if this is artificially maintained, and to view those who are different with suspicion.


Try these few basic principles and you'll not only find it easy to please people, but you'll even steer them in the direction you want them to go. Good luck!