Have you ever met anyone who can capture everyone's attention just upon entering a room? There is something inspiring about such people. The way they talk lures you in, drawing in your attention even if the topic of their speech has no apparent relation to you. Even down to the way they walk and how they generally carry themselves creates an aura of respect. Many of us may wonder in these circumstances - how to get people to listen to you like that? The answer is gravitas. That is the seemingly magical combo of the qualities that capture our attention and makes us listen to someone. If you want to know how to have gravitas and learn the secrets behind this concept, you've come to the right place!
How to Get People to Listen to You
Gravitas is that authoritative quality that commands respect and exerts influence over people. It is the answer to the question of how to be taken seriously, how to capture people's attention and how to make your ideas heard. It is not just about knowing, but rather naturally being in a state of pure confidence; gravitas is not just about knowing how to get people to listen to you, but also how to be convincing with your words.
The benefits of having gravitas are endless. Some of the benefits are immediate results. By learning how to speak with authority and confidence, you will learn how to talk so people will listen. That way you will be able to influence their opinions. Over time, you will build your colleagues' and clients' trust and recognition. You will gain the reputation of a confident, credible and authoritative leader. That will make you the go-to person for any advice or insight the people around you may seek.
So now you're wondering how to have gravitas and how this course will help you become the person you want to be. The course covers everything you need to know, starting with the very basic definitions of gravitas. Then you're going to deep-dive into the mentality of gravitas, getting acquainted with the attitudes of a true leader. The course covers the crucial parts of knowing how to be taken seriously and how to get people to listen to you such as presence, posture, and poise. You will learn how to gain people's trust and attention as well as how to project confidence. I will share my knowledge and tips about choosing the right topics that people care about as well as structuring your speaking. In order for you to get a solid grasp on how to talk so people will listen, I'll end the course by sharing tips on vocal delivery, covering topics of word choice and pace.
Whether you're already a great conversationalist and an established leader or a shy person seeking to gain more confidence in social situations, this course is for you. It will either polish your current skill set adding to your existing knowledge and expertise, or give you the necessary toolset for you to learn how to get people to listen to you and become the confident and trusted person you want to be.
Dr. Mike Clayton is a business trainer, speaker, and author. He has been helping professionals, leaders, and managers to excel in their roles with leadership, management, and personal effectiveness training.
An author of over a dozen books for major publishers like Wiley, Macmillan, and Pearson, including Powerhouse, How to Speak, so People Listen, How to Manage a Great Project, The Influence Agenda, and Brilliant Time Management.
Mike has worked more than 12 years as a project management professional with the London office of international management consultancy Deloitte. Before that, Mike had an academic career in Physics, working at the world-renowned Schuster Laboratory of The University of Manchester.
Mike currently has ten courses, with a long list of successful seminars and training courses to convert into video format.