How Leaders Speak
Essential Rules for Engaging and Inspiring OtherseBook - 2010
Senior executives, professionals, politicians, entrepreneurs, and educators are increasingly being evaluated by how well they speak - how credibly, how naturally, and how enthusiastically. They're being judged on their presentation skills. In today's communication-saturated age, the ability to address others effectively has become the essential mark of a leader. How Leaders Speak covers the seven keys to speaking like a leader: preparation, certainty, passion, engagement, and commitment. It's a personal handbook for planning and conveying presentations that will engage and inspire others, from overcoming nervousness to handling difficult questions from listeners. How Leaders Speak: Getting Ready to Present: * Know Your Audience. * Find and Create The Nugget (something your audience doesn't know). * Make a Video Rehearsing your Presentation. * Be Prepared for Anything. * Don't Rely on PowerPoint (have a print out as well). * Test your Technology. * Have a Checklist of Materials Before You Leave the Office. * Pre-Presentation Jitters are a Good Thing! * Know Your Environment Beforehand (schedule a run through the day before). * Eat and Drink Lightly Just Before Your Presentation. How Leaders Speak: During Your Speech: * Have Water Handy. * Keep Language Short and Simple. * Have Your Speech Printed at the Top of Your Page To Keep Eye Contact Connected. * Most Nervousness Doesn't Show. * Draw in Your Audience Via Names and Anecdotal Info. * Ask Questions to Involve Your Audience (and to Relieve Pressure). * Speak with Passion!
Publisher: [United States] : Dundurn : Made available through hoopla, 2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource