As a leader, you must continue to improve the way you, and your team, communicate. Teaching the use of story can be ambiguous. Watch this video for a simple tool and first step to demonstrate the power of story to help focus on your audience. https://youtu.be/e_qTElx69lA
"How do you tell a great story?"
This is the number one question we get from our customers. It starts with understanding your audience, then you build from there. In today's blog we breakdown Oprah's Golden Globe speech to help illustrate the anatomy of a great story. Read it here: https://goo.gl/bx6pqS
All week we have posted helpful content on getting emotional while presenting. We covered what to do when you are getting emotional, what to do when you are in the audience and how to discuss emotions with your team. Check it all out here:
It is OK to get emotional while presenting, just be sure your emotions don't conflict with the emotional journey you want to take your audience on. If you think you will get emotional during your presentation, use these three tips to ensure your audience knows how to translate those emotions. Click here to watch on YouTube.
It is OK to get emotional while presenting, but it is critical you help your audience translate those emotions into action. It’s true, you can cry, and they can cheer. You can get angry, and they can get motivated. You can be speechless, and they will still hear the message. Read our blog and follow the three tips to help make it happen.
Did you miss our blog, tutorials and cheat sheet on How To Deliver Bad News this week? No worries, follow the links below. Blog: https://goo.gl/4vDj1e
Presentation Stories Tutorial: https://lnkd.in/ezxpXsM
Leadership Object Lesson: https://lnkd.in/eyWqiVN
heat Sheet: https://goo.gl/Enj1F3
Don’t let delivering bad news erode the trust you have built with your audience. Follow these 5 steps on how to deliver bad news to preserve trust and inform your audience on what to do next. Click here to download our cheat sheet with 5 tips on how to deliver bad news.
Few conversations are as disappointing as ones where bad news goes undiscussed. When you don’t get the bad news on the table, it lingers and can paralyze any creative thought you would otherwise have. Worse, it can impact subsequent conversations or meeting you have that have nothing to do with the elephant-discussion. Follow these 5 steps to deliver bad news in a way that preserves trust AND tells your audience what to do next. Click here to watch tutorial on YouTube.
Few conversations are as disappointing as ones where bad news goes undiscussed. Maybe it is a talk with your boss about missing your bonus or telling your spouse about that fourth speeding ticket. Regardless, when you don’t get the bad news on the table, it lingers and can paralyze any creative thought you would otherwise have. Worse, it can impact subsequent conversations or meeting you have that have nothing to do with the elephant-discussion. Read our blog for helpful step on how to deliver bad news.
When we teach the power of story, it is not solely the story of me. It is the story of them and the story of us. Obsessing more about THEIR story more will bring more power to yours. On 6-March, one of my favorite people, General Martin Dempsey will release his new book, Radical Inclusion. In it, he teaches that “...to preserve power, you must relinquish control…” and I can not wait to read it. Want to learn more, go here. Read our blog about Radical Inclusion here.
All week we are talking about overcoming bias. If you don’t understand the biases your audience has to you, your company, your message, your shirt, whatever it is, then you do not understand your audience. Not understanding your audience means you built your story deaf to the most critical person in the room. Click here to read our blog.
This week we will be sharing tips for connecting with your audience be it as a presenter, leader, marketer or sales professional. Read our blog about how to connect, when you know if you've connected, and what to do if you can't.