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Public Speaking Mindset

 

By Doug Van Dyke, Leadership Simplified, www.leadershipsimplified.com

 

Do you fear speaking in public? Most leaders do. In fact, helping leaders and sales professionals become better public speakers and presenters is one of our most popular training sessions. While there are a litany of best practices to share, today we address two strategies of speaking in public. The first is to not seek to convince your audience, but rather seek to influence them. Craft your message in a fashion that leads to buy-in. If you hit people over the head in an attempt to convince them, it will only lead to buyer’s remorse. Help your public messages stick by making them influential.

 

The second tip is to think about public speaking in terms of knowledge transfer. When you address a group of people you are attempting to transfer your knowledge of the core topic(s) being addressed. As such, craft your message and delivery with knowledge transfer in the forefront of your mind.

 

Bottom Line: It is a privilege to speak to groups of people. Make certain your message is influential by transferring knowledge in a manner that is memorable.      

 

 

 

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Posted by Doug Van Dyke on 2013-02-04 at 10:05 AM
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The Psychology of Personal Development

 

By Doug Van Dyke, Leadership Simplified, www.leadershipsimplified.com

 

Personal development is a multi-billion dollar industry. It promotes everything from fads and fallacies to solid programs that deliver outstanding results. Leaders in the workplace who focus on properly developing their team members have a leg-up on their peers. For those leaders who manage younger generations, personal development is extremely important. Helping team members to grow and learn is one of the best retention tools that exists. Actions associated with growing your team can range from managing by wandering around, leadership development programs, one-on-one coaching, and mentoring.

 

Bottom Line: Think strategically about how you are going to grow and develop team members. Your positive actions will increase productivity, deepen bench strength, enhance your leadership abilities, and retain your best employees. If you are not driving personal development, your team will be looking for leaders who do.

 

 

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Please do so, as long as you do not alter the content or embedded links. Also, please include the following information: Doug Van Dyke is a Tampa Bay based leadership and collaboration consultant, executive coach, and strategic planner. To learn more about leadership development programs, coaching and consulting services, visit www.leadershipsimplified.com. 

© 2012 Leadership Simplified. All rights reserved.

Posted by Doug Van Dyke on 2013-02-04 at 09:47 AM
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