Aviation for Women

JUL-AUG 2018

Aviation for Women is the flagship member publication of Women in Aviation International. Articles feature women who have made aviation history, professional development ideas, and current-topic articles.

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J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 AviationforWomen 19 1 0 W A Y S T O T A L K L I K E A B O S S B Y P A T R I C I A L U E B K E cal Science. Apologizing for non-apology worthy events is a hard habit to break, but watch yourself and become aware of how often you apologize. 2. It's not all about the feelings. Some women pref- ace every statement with "I feel…" You might say, "I feel we need a new trade show booth." Notice how easily dismissed that opinion is? Try, "We need a new trade show booth because ours is banged up and out of date." Include facts or statistics so your statement is more than a limp feeling. 3. Slow down. W hen you're ner vous in a meeting, it's easy to start talking faster and faster. Then nerves make us let out with a little giggle. Yuck. It's unempowering and annoying for your listeners who have to strain to understand your garbled One Ɵp is slow down to the point that your speech sounds slow to you. Stop for pauses. Speak disƟnctly. That slowed- down pace is more efecƟve. COLOURBOX.COM

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