1. Stay present
Don't zone out! Stay aware in conversations to show empathy and compassion.
2. Be positive
An optimistic outlook will aid you in speaking with others and stimulating a similar response from the other party.
3. Emulate a favorite speaker
Who comes to mind when you think of a great speaker? Why do you like them so much? Adopt those traits for improved performance!
4. Be fearless
The more you practice active speaking the more confident and fearless you will become!