AddedSaturday, January 19, 2019 at 4:45 PM

How can I be heard from other engineers?

I have a little bit of a hard time talking and people either cut me off, or don't always listen to me. I have a very small stammer, so it's hard for me sometimes to say the right thing. I sometimes get mixed up and say things differently then what I meant to say. Could that affect me with someday working as a Mechanical Engineer?

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  • Diana Manning , Base2 Solutions
    Answered Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 10:42 AM
    I don't think that should stop you.  A couple of things, begin to work on your communication skills now, to build your confidence.  There are organizations out there that can help.  I am assuming you are sill in school, so your school counselor may be able to point you to one of these organizations.
    Another thing to remember is that there a lot of engineers out there that struggle to communicate as well - part of why they went into a field where they don't have to be outgoing - like some other types of jobs.  Now that doesn't mean they don't need to communicate, it just means you would not be alone in having that challenge.  Communication will always be important, so please work on this - you have important things to say!!