Prepare, prepare, prepare
This happens to everyone, you have something important to say to your boss or coworkers, and the minute you open your mouth to say it, it vanishes. It’s gone! Poof, just like that! Maybe it’s nerves, little distractions or just a forgetful mind. The point that you wanted to make gets lost in the billions of other thoughts racing through your head. Preparing the points you want to express beforehand can really help narrow your focus when you’re having an important work conversation. Write down a few bullet points on a post-it note. Rehearse these lines in the car ride on your way to work. Get comfortable with the content of what you want to say, so they don’t fly away from you when the time comes to actually say them.