How to Voice Your Opinion Without Sounding Rude

Considering the importance of speaking up politely, here we tell you certain ways to share your views or opinions at work without sounding offensive.

Published: September 23, 2020 12:41 PM IST

By India.com Lifestyle Staff | Edited by Juhi Kumari

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Having good communication skills not only helps you flourish in your personal life but a professional atmosphere too. When you know the art of putting your opinion in front of others in the most polite yet effective way, everything around you works as per your wish. However, lacking this important skill can lead to various grave consequences.

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Words uttered by you cannot be taken back and therefore we are asked to think before we speak. In a corporate set up, it is your ability to speak appropriately that helps you grow. No matter how much truth your words hold or how right your opinion is if you don’t know the ideal way to voice it out, you are at loss. It may even risk your career. Considering the importance of speaking up politely, here we tell you certain ways to share your views or opinions at work without sounding offensive.

Put Things Clearly

There is no need to beat around the bush. Be clear in your thoughts and put it the same way. In the process, you do not need to belittle anyone. Keep your pitch normal and speak clearly without demeaning anyone.

Keep Yourself Calm

Not all your colleagues need to agree with your opinion. Some may have a difference in thoughts, ideas and that may lead to a heated conversation. This is where you need to show patience and be calm. Shouting or increasing your pitch can only harm you.

Be Prepared

Whenever you are going to have a conversation with someone at work, be prepared. This will make your sound confident and will help you make others agree to you. When you are clear in your thoughts and you put them with confidence, people get a positive impression of yours and develop confidence in your ideas. Also, mind your choice of words.

Make Good Use of Body Postures

In professional meetings, keep your posture straight and speak by looking straight in the eyes of listeners. Keep smiling from time to time and avoid tightening your facial muscles.

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Published Date: September 23, 2020 12:41 PM IST