When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail
Public speaking excellence is a necessary skill if you are a leader. It has always been so. Yet today what you say may be heard by millions worldwide. Your ability to be fully, extraordinarily present in your speeches and presentations is therefore essential.
Below are 10 suggestions
1. Ground yourself.
2. Stand or sit with good posture.
3. Breathe diaphragmatically.
4. Dive into your audience.
5. Take your time.
6. Pay attention with all of your senses.
7. Aim your energy outward.
8. Make eye contact as you tell the story.
9. Trust silence.
Read more : The Genard Method
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” But, becoming a great leader isn’t easy. Successfully maneuvering a team through the ups and downs of starting a new business can be one of the greatest challenges a small-business owner faces.
Here’s a list of 10 tips drawn from the secrets of successful leaders.
1. Assemble a dedicated team.
3. Don’t assume.
4. Be authentic.
5. Know your obstacles.
6. Create a ‘team charter.’
7. Believe in your people.
8. Dole out credit.
9. Keep your team engaged.
10. Stay calm.
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Below are six tips Tim Ferriss, author of the international bestseller The 4-Hour Workweek, offered:
1) Manage Your Mood
If you start the day calm it’s easy to get the right things done and focus.
Studies demonstrate happiness increases productivity and makes you more successful.
2) Don’t Check Email In The Morning
Research shows emails:
– Stresses you out.
– Can turn you into a jerk.
– Can be more addictive than alcohol and tobacco.
– And checking email frequently is the equivalent of dropping your IQ 10 points.
3) Before You Try To Do It Faster, Ask Whether It Should Be Done At All
Everyone asks, “Why is it so impossible to get everything done?” But the answer is stunningly easy: You’re doing too many things.
4) Focus Is Nothing More Than Eliminating Distractions
What’s the best way to sum up the research? How about this: Distractions make you stupid.
5) Have A Personal System
6) Define Your Goals The Night Before
Define your one or two most important to-dos before dinner, the day before.
Once you are more productive, you’ll have a lot more hours to fill.
So why not use them to make others and yourself happier?
For the article: Barking Up The Wrong Tree
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“It’s not what you say, it’s what people hear”
In “Words That Work: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear“, Frank Luntz breaks down the ten main lessons he’s learned from years of crafting political messages, lessons we can all learn from:
1) Simplicity: Use Small Words
2) Brevity: Use Short Sentences
3) Credibility Is As Important As Philosophy
4) Consistency Matters
5) Novelty: Offer Something New
6) Sound and Texture Matter
7) Speak Aspirationally
9) Ask a Question
10) Provide Context and Explain Relevance
For the article: The 10 Rules You Need to Communicate Effectively
In this article, published on inc.com by Aj Agrawal, you can see how non-verbal communication is important. The autor also gives some hints to enhance your body language during a speech or a presentation.
Cisco says that body language and voice tone account for 63 percent of communication. What’s surprising is how few of us rehearse the way we will move on stage during presentations. So much time goes into developing our story and memorizing our lines. Many times, this allows us to deliver good presentations but not exceptional ones. Then, we’ll see someone on stage who absolutely dazzles us, whose amazing presence captivates the audience and sells his or her vision. While we believe many people are born with this talent, in truth a lot of it comes down to body language.
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