My client who tended to rush and interrupt himself said, “The molecules start bouncing in my brain like a heated-up beaker when I get excited!” No, he wasn’t a scientist – he was a Vice President of Sales!
So, what should you do when you start rambling?
- First, stop. Put imaginary duct tape over your mouth and let your brain catch up.
- Second, choose the shortest way to say your next thought.
- Third, confidently say, “My mouth is getting ahead of my brain – let me try this again.“
Manage those “molecules” of thought and you will be showing consistent executive presence.
Carol Keers’ Executive Presence Tip