Yup, that is one intimidating group you’re facing. Your colleagues. The communication skills workshop participant confessed, “I was pretty nervous up there. Can’t believe it, but I was.” This after completing an opening exercise where the subject was…them. “Them” was their colleagues in the company with whom they’re employed. THEM was their fellow emerging leaders.
It was confirmed by a group of emerging leaders in a recent workshop I led. They’re feeling tight on time. Their pre-workshop survey indicated such and during the workshop we agreed that the things we do to prepare our communications take valuable time. We also concurred that not taking time to prepare can mean double
Scrooge was having a great day. Until the costume change. At the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre* in, you know, Arrow Rock, Missouri, the boards were brightened over the 2014 end-of-year holiday season by the spirited cast of “A Christmas Carol” (the small theatre setting is magical, by the way, if you happen by). Scrooge was
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You had your Audience all figured out. Sliced, diced, polled and processed. A mix of Traditionals, Gen X and these energized Millennials that are super-trended in conversation circles from popular posts to HR leadership “what-do-we-do-about-them” discussions. Then comes, and on my recent Baby BOOM birthday, The Z’s?!* Zippy? Zen-ergized? Zing-ly taking on the world?! What
How’s your performance today? Do you look and sound the part? Do you appear strong and confident in your role? What is your role anyway? And what does your audience think of the story you’re telling and the way you tell it? Are you getting them what they want? What you want? Do you even know WHAT