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Let Them Speak

Everyone has an opinion they want to share. (You just have to look at the pointlessness of Twitter to see this). It helps us feel heard and connected to our community and tribe. Abraham Maslow described this as one of our basic human needs.
As a leader it’s your job to let them share their opinion.
Your challenge is to ensure that they don’t take too long, do it in the right place and understand that they don’t have the final say. This will drive connection and this will in turn drive your ability to influence.
Are you up for that challenge?
As always I’d love your thoughts on this here.
Cheers,

Darren


Public Speaking – Leadership Styles

Your Leadership Style – Public Speaking Tip

Many business leaders say they change their leadership style for different audiences. This includes public speaking styles. I think this is the wrong approach.

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Public Speaking Courses – Death By PowerPoint

This article will help you stand out when you next have to participate in public speaking while using PowerPoint slides.

Public Speaking Courses - Death by PowerPoint

Public Speaking Courses – Avoiding Death-by-PowerPoint

One of the scourges of modern meetings, conference and corporate get-togethers is PowerPoint. While we all hate sitting through PowerPoint presentations, for some reason the program has not died out. The program is a success despite its lack of popularity!

There are three reasons for this:

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Poor Comms Skills – Public Speaking

There are three areas of business where poor communication wastes resources. These are:

  1. Rework – Wasted effort.
  2. Silence – Wasted ideas.
  3. Speed – Wasted time.

Rework is caused by miscommunication – particularly in public speaking. It’s when I don’t explain myself clearly, or you misinterpret what I say. Rework corrects the mistake and wastes effort.

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Tell Show Ask | Public Speaking Tips

Tell Show Ask

Communication is a major problem in organisations. People don’t deliver the right message in the right way at the right time. if you get this wrong, it makes public speaking more difficult.

My friend Matt Church speaks of the three primary channels through which you can share a

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A Lesson in Presenting From Law & Order

Presentation skills. Great presentation skills will advance your career quicker than any other skill. You will be seen as the leader who needs to be listened too.

Take a lesson from Law & Order and start your presentation straight away. There is not need to thank your audience for letting you speak (most had no choice in the matter!) Just get straight into what you wanted to say and you will have the audience engaged and listening to you.

Get to your point straight away and your audience will thank you for it.

Cheers

Darren


Lies, Dam Lies and Statistics

Lies, Dam lies and Statistics

How to make statistics interesting…..

 


The One Presentation Skills Secret to Easier Presentations

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Presentation Skills

Many speakers will share a quote in a presentation to add power to their message. Here is how to use them for greatest impact.

  • Use them as supporting evidence. Deliver your point and explain it, then drop the quote in. It’s better to show that you have an idea that Obama supports with a quote, rather than having an idea of Obama’s that you have pinched and tried to expand.
  • Know the quote verbatim. No reading it out, no putting it on the screen. If it is integral to your message, it stands to reason that you know it back-to-front.
  • If you must put the quote on the screen, don’t use ‘Quotation Marks’. Quotation marks reduce the quote to a temporary message.
  • Always attribute the quote to the correct source.

As always your thoughts appreciated below.

Cheers

Darren Fleming –


Persuade one-by-one

Persuade One-by-One,

When you are send your next group e-mail write it as though you are sending an individual e-mail. This will make it more personal to the reader and you will get a better response. When the recipient reads the e-mail it will sound as though you are writing directly to them – not to a group that they just happen to be part of.

Why does this work?

Compare their point of view to yours. When you write it you are in a one-to-many relationship. However, when they read it, they are in a one-to-one relationship. While they can see that you have sent the e-mail to many, they are reading it on their own and will respond as such. Make you language specific to an individual. Instead of asking, ‘Can someone assist with the training’ try, ‘Can you assist with the training.’ This puts the onus directly on the recipient to respond.

As always your thoughs below…

Cheers

Darren Fleming –


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