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Effective Presentation & Communication Skills For Business Leaders

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Effective communication and presentation skills are must-haves for Top Business Leaders and Executives in order to establish executive presence, build influence, gain buy-in and help their businesses …

Effective communication and presentation skills are must-haves for Top Business Leaders and Executives in order to establish executive presence, build influence, gain buy-in and help their businesses to grow. The good news is that these skills can be learned!

Keynote/Workshop by Jennifer McClure - President of Unbridled Talent LLC (http://unbridledtalent.com)

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  • 1. Jennifer McClure - President, Unbridled Talent LLC @JenniferMcClure unbridledtalent.com Effective Presentation & Communication Skills For Business Leaders
  • 2. “Nothing is more essential to success in any area of your life than the ability to communicate well.” Paul W. Swets – Author & Entrepreneur
  • 3. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
  • 4. keep IT
  • 5. THINK before you INK
  • 6. know your AUDIENCE
  • 7. watch your LANGUAGE
  • 8. consider your TONE •  Are you angry? •  Are you offended? •  Are your trying to be funny? •  Are you using sarcasm?
  • 9. don’t SHOUT! HEY YOU! I MAY BE ANGRY! I MIGHT BE UNHAPPY WITH YOU! I MAY JUST BE TOO LAZY TO USE THE SHIFT KEY! GOTTA GO NOW! SHOUT AT TALK WITH YOU SOON!
  • 10. answer WIIFM What’s In It For Me
  • 11. LOOK it over
  • 12. when in doubt: WAIT
  • 13. NOTHING POSTED ON THE INTERNET IS PRIVATE. NEVER. NEVER. ever.ever.  
  • 14. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
  • 15. LISTENING
  • 16. "A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after awhile, he knows something.” Wilson Mizner – Playwright, Raconteur & Entrepreneur
  • 17. real LISTENING •  Understanding someone •  Enjoying someone •  Learning something •  Providing help or comfort
  • 18. •  Making people think you’re interested so they’ll like you •  Half-listening because you don’t want to offend someone •  Listening for one specific piece of information •  Buying time to prepare your next comment psuedo LISTENING Squirrel!
  • 19. blocks to LISTENING •  Comparing •  Mind Reading •  Rehearsing •  Filtering •  Judging •  Dreaming •  Identifying •  Advising •  Sparring •  Being Right •  Derailing •  Placating
  • 20. •  Paraphrase •  Clarify/Ask questions •  Give feedback •  Show empathy •  Be open to understanding active LISTENING
  • 21. NONVERBAL
  • 22. Over 50% of a message’s impact comes from body movements 7% - verbal (words) 38% - vocal (volume, pitch, rhythm, etc.) 55% - body movements (mostly facial expressions)
  • 23. 1st IMPRESSIONS count
  • 24. make EYE CONTACT
  • 25. control your VOICE
  • 26. open your POSTURE
  • 27. use your HANDS
  • 28. SMILE
  • 29. LEAN IN slightly
  • 30. VERBAL
  • 31. choose your WORDS •  Don’t say “What I’m saying may be wrong…” •  Don’t substitute a question for a sentence •  Drop “Can I take a minute to say something?” •  Drop “Just” •  Drop “Actually”
  • 32. INFLUENCING
  • 33. "To be a great leader of people - inspire them to follow you, not your rules.” Jeffrey Gitomer – Author, Speaker & Business Trainer
  • 34. SELL IT baby
  • 35. learn to NEGOTIATE
  • 36. embrace CONFRONTATION
  • 37. inspire TRUST
  • 38. PRESENTATION TIPS
  • 39. begin with
  • 40. tell STORIES http://www.ted.com/talks/nancy_duarte_the_secret_structure_of_great_talks.html
  • 41. use IMAGES Anything That Things Meatloaf Would Do For Love
  • 42. project CONFIDENCE
  • 43. MOVE it
  • 44. DRESS the part
  • 45. ONE PERSON at a time
  • 46. KNOW your stuff An Expert HELLO I AM…
  • 47. be BRIEF “Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.” Dorothy Sarnoff – Actress, Opera Singer & Self-Help Guru
  • 48. finish STRONG
  • 49. THANK YOU! Jennifer McClure unbridledtalent.com @JenniferMcClure

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