Thursday, December 19, 2013
That's why I love Peter Baeklund's quote, above. If you're debating whether to invest in speaker or presentation skills-building for a lead executive or an up-and-coming team, ask yourself what will happen if you don't make that investment, and they stay with the company. Then you can envision years of bad PowerPoint presentations...talks that go on too long or don't get to the point...leaders who are never asked to keynote major professional gatherings...junior executives who can't tee up a persuasive presentation for the decision-makers...senior executives whom you are unwilling to let speak in front of the CEO.
If the investment is in your own presenting or speaking skills, cast your mind to years of never making partner because you can't express yourself...no chance of getting elected president of your professional organization...feeling tongue-tied when asked to make the case for something on the spot...continuing to feel over-stressed and under-prepared when you give a talk or speech...getting exhausted by speaking gigs because you haven't figure out how to manage your introversion as a public speaker.
What happens if you don't work on those challenges and problems? Don't find out the hard way. Invest in training or coaching for yourself or your team in 2014. Email me at eloquentwoman[at]gmail[dot]com to learn about your options.
Posted by Denise Graveline at Thursday, December 19, 2013