How to Handle People Who Talk Over You

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How to Handle People Who Talk Over YouWe’ve all experienced it.

You’re sharing an idea at a meeting, but people are talking over you and ignoring what you’re saying. Then, just 15 mins later – as you stare in silent disbelief – someone else suggests the same idea, everyone loves it, and you never get the credit.

Why does this happen?

Because it isn’t simply about the words you say, or even which person said it.

The factor that often makes all the difference between being heard and understood, or ignored and dismissed is how you say it.

If you’re trying to communicate one idea, but your body is telling another story, you send mixed messages. It’s confusing to listeners and can even undermine your credibility. But when what your saying is supported by how you’re saying it, everything changes.

How do I know that?

Because this used to happen to me all the time.

People ignored me. I got little respect. And other people took credit for my ideas. Then, I changed how I shared my ideas by using some of the body language strategies I share in my Body Language Success Code program.

It made all the difference.

People started treating me differently. They started listening to what I was saying. I started getting credit for my ideas, and people showed me more respect. My boss took an interest in me, too. He appreciated me more, and he gave me more responsibility at work.

By adding specific body language cues that enhanced my ability to communicate in all social situations, I completely changed how others perceived me and, therefore, treated me. These were select cues that fit me and my personality.

As I’ve said before, this is why mastering body language is a crucial skill.

Consider this:

When you're in a meeting, you might not know it, but your body is always doing the talking – regardless of what you’re actually saying. And people are always listening to what your body is saying – interpreting the unconscious, non-verbal signals that you’re sending.

This is an important concept to remember.

Because those non-verbal signals tell others how they should treat you.

It's as simple as that.

When you’re saying one thing, but your gestures and movements are telling another story, it can block communication, send mixed messages, and even sabotage significant opportunities. But when you use body language correctly, it projects calm confidence, delivers your ideas with impact, and tells others to treat you with respect.

Psychologists have uncovered why and how this works. But you don’t need to wade through scientific journals to master it. All you need to do is discover how to read and use specific gestures, postures, and signals that give off the “vibe” you want people to pick up.

To help you change the signals your body gives off so that people will treat you differently, I created a video presentation that shows you specific techniques that I learned from over a year of intense study, including private instruction from a body language coach who trained law enforcement and government agencies how to read body language.

This is powerful information that can make all the difference in how people perceive you and treat you.

You’ll discover how to communicate clearly, create powerful first impressions, and deliver maximum impact in meetings, interviews, and social situations – without having to act like someone you’re not.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.