“You’ve got one mouth to speak and two ears to listen”, my Mum always told me. But some people weren’t built to be bystanders, they have to be centric to every conversation, going-on and happening. These people get brandished with the ‘loud-mouth’ label which, you might not realise, isn’t such a bad thing.
A little inhibition can take you a long way, for sure, but confidence is forever. The ability to speak your mind and be vocal about what you care about is invaluable in getting ahead in your career. You may be judged, sure, but people turning their noses up at your natural demeanour shouldn’t stop your drive.
Here are four reasons you should relish in the fact you’re a loud-mouth!
1. Awareness turns to engagement
When it comes to engaging clients and spreading the word of a brand, a few meek social posts won’t make an impact. From an employer’s perspective, an inability to hold anything back on social media (the digital equivalent of being a loud-mouth) can benefit the company. Research shows that brand messages are shared 24 times more frequently when distributed by employees than by brands alone.
2. You can sell anything
Now that everyone is so connected, exceeding expectations in real life has even greater value. Being open and welcoming to potential clients or people at networking events builds a reputation for someone that’s worth doing business with. After all, the kind of people everybody likes spending time with are the kind of people that make you feel good about yourself.
3. Nobody steps on your toes
Seeing as the ‘loud-mouth’ community have tight links with other loud-mouthers, people won’t be getting on your bad side very often. For more information check out any advice to do with winning friends and influencing people.
4. Miscommunication is never an issue
As long as you speak with purpose, miscommunication will never be an issue. I’d wager a bet to say that the number one delay in the world of business can be sourced to some form of miscommunication. Speak with meaning and frequency and you’ll come off much better for it.