Posts Tagged ‘Speaker’
Speaking to groups to to grow your business does not always mean standing in front of a group or on a stage with a microphone and slides. Whenever you are speaking to someone you are communicating about your brand by how you look, act, and speak.
Is this person someone I want to collaborate with? Is s/he an expert in what they do? Do I want to hire her? Is he someone I want to develop a deeper business relationship with?
When you enter into a conversation during a formal or informal networking event be be sure the answer those question H#$%^ Yeah! She is!
For more on answering the question “What Do You Do?”
The college curriculum is typically full of academic
programs preparing the students to be experts in their
chosen field. The so called soft skills often do not
get included in the formal training, especially for
students in math, sciences, economics and similar tracks.
My suggestion...never underestimate the importance of skills
such as communication.
All business interactions involve speaking. Confident, comfortable and
clear communication is essential to be effective in every discipline.
Actually, it is becoming an even more important skill in the global business
world we live in where we often communicate in ways other than- face-to face.
I spent part of this morning with student at Washington University Olin
School of Business helping the students with their Management
Communication "Press Conference' preparation.I love working with
students! They did a great job. The primary feedback I gave the team -
Remember that a presentation is a conversation - not a performance.
Talk to the audience vs present to them. Remember the audience doesn't
know they are an audience. They are one person. When talking to lots of
'one persons' you humanize your presentation and connect better.
A better connection means they are more likely to be open and
to embrace the message you are presenting.