Preparing for a speech – which way works best for you?

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Some people like to do it in the dark and others prefer a mirror. Some like to do it in private while others prefer someone to watch. Yes, of course, I’m talking about the best way to rehearse before giving Continue reading Preparing for a speech – which way works best for you?

Why context is everything for leadership communication

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Before a leader is interviewed on camera it’s always wise to have a look at what is physically going on behind them, to ensure that it is does not conflict with the message they wish to convey. For example, a Continue reading Why context is everything for leadership communication

Successful C-Suite executives excel at communicating priorities, says new McKinsey survey

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A new McKinsey survey has found that executives who move effectively into the C-suite also excel at communicating priorities, including creating a shared vision. The global survey, called Ascending to the C-Suite, asked C-level respondents how they managed the business, culture, team Continue reading Successful C-Suite executives excel at communicating priorities, says new McKinsey survey

Leadership communications – how to start a ‘movement’

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You’ve heard about leadership communications, but after watching a Ted Talk about ‘How to start a movement’ I’m now wondering if it should be changed to follower communications instead. Almost 70,000 people have watched a talk by Derek Sivers in Continue reading Leadership communications – how to start a ‘movement’

How to use style when writing speeches for executives

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Executives generally don’t have the time to write their own speeches and if you are a communications professional then at some point you may be asked to write one. It’s not just about sparing your executive the effort however. As Continue reading How to use style when writing speeches for executives

Using NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) in corporate communication

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NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programing) has more in common with corporate communication than you might think, whether you’re using NLP techniques on a micro/personal or macro/organisational level. Please feel free to check out this short article I recently had published by Inspire 360, the Continue reading Using NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) in corporate communication

Bad speaking habits of senior leaders

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Communications professionals are often responsible for coaching and advising senior leaders on speech and presentation issues. That entails studying their performance and later providing recommendations aimed to help them improve. I have compiled a list of 10 bad habits that Continue reading Bad speaking habits of senior leaders