How do we speak with confidence? What do we actually do differently with our voice to convey confidence and authority? Here’s an interesting article on how to use stress and phrasing in order to have more impact you have when you speak with confidence and authority. And there’s a great little sound clip which shows how pausing effectively can convey more authority.

How To Speak With Confidence & Authority

The way you speak matters. If you don’t sound like you expect respect, you might not get it. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a natural leader to speak with authority, or the king of self-esteem to speak with confidence. With a little practice, anyone can begin to speak with authority and confidence.

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Authority and confidence are the two tones that inspire respect. Although some people use them interchangeably, they are different. Authority refers to the tone you use when you actually have authority over someone and you want to inspire obedience. Picture a general giving a command. Confidence refers to the tone you use when you don’t have authority over someone, but you still want to inspire respect. Picture someone explaining an idea they strongly believe in.

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