How to Communicate Confidently and Effectively

A good leader is someone who inspires and motivates others to succeed, and one important aspect of leadership is confident and effective communication. This is especially helpful as a student when you are running an extracurricular club or leading a group project, as well as later on in your career when you’re managing a group of people for a work assignment. 

The best way to learn about being a confident and effective communicator? Study up on it. See below for some of EmpowHERto’s favourite podcasts, articles, and videos on the subject:

A Way With Words (Radio)

A fun show about the history of language and how we use it. We love “Hog on Ice” (episode #1544), all about a secret to writing well.

9 Public Speaking Tips to Get Over Stage Fright (Teen Vogue)

Follow these tips and you’ll kill your next class presentation.

Eyes that Listen (Darling Magazine)

A good reminder that we communicate not only with words but through our actions and expressions.

How miscommunication happens (and how to avoid it) – Katherine Hampsten – (TED-ED)

Tips to follow when you want to express yourself better and avoid miscommunication.

The Lost Art of Communication (Radio)

A show about the power of communication to strengthen relationships. We love the episode “Communicating with Kindness.”

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