3 Tips For You To Take Charge When Others Don't Let You Speak - Pegine

3 Tips For You To Take Charge When Others Don’t Let You Speak

When men don't let women speak

Executive leaders ask me

“How do you deal with people who continually interrupt you when you are leading a group conversation or sharing an idea?”


Here are three tips to take charge and be heard.

When others don’t let you speak speak be short, sweet and to the point

1. Before you share your thoughts. Look at all and say. “Before you jump in let me finish what I have to say.” Say it in a short to the point matter..no back story. If you are interrupted. Place you hand flat on the stable, sit up straight, look at the offending person and state clearly. Lower your voice to a lower octave. “I haven’t finished, stop talking”  No upticks in your voice, no defensiveness, be strong, be clear and be steady. Practice this often in the mirror and record and listen to yourself. Practice and make sure you know what your firm steady voice sounds like.

When others don’t let you speak take charge and transform your voice and demeanor

2. If someone interrupts you. Put up your hand in a stop position towards the offender, like a traffic cop, transform your body into Drill Sargent mode. If the offender jokes. Turn to person fully and say. “You are to listen first before you speak. Wait your turn.” Be courageous and strong. Transform yourself into by exuding power (even if you really don’t feel it).

When others don’t let you speak make sure you own the room

3. Own the room. It takes a bit of preparation. Go into the room early. When it is empty spend time in your mind as you see yourself owning the space, send out vibes and thoughts about how this meeting is going to go down. If you know the interrupter from past history, sit where she always sits. Take ownership. Be courageous. She will question you and tell you to move. Tell her today you choose to sit here. Stay there. Be courageous.  Own your power.


About Pegine

Pegine is a keynote speaker, coach and author on leadership and business. A Certified Speaking Professional She goes by her first name, if it is good enough for Oprah, Shakira and Beyoncé it’s good enough for her.  She is quoted in Forbes Magazine, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times about leadership, business, women in leadership and women in business. Founder of the “Global Executive Women’s Leadership Experience” a leadership program with professional role players for women to learn how to have impact, influence and inspire others. Her company Team Pegine was named the #3 of the 50 Fastest Growing Privately Owned Company. Macy’s and Minority Business Enterprise Magazine named her one of 3 women who rock in business in the US.  She is the only Latina inducted in the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame and one of only 8 women. Her books include “Sometimes You Need to Kick Your Own Butt “and “Bragging Rights Transform Your Team in 21 Days.” 


Posted in Leadership, Self Development on January 20, 2017 by admin.
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