Building Leadership Communication Skills

Day One

Prepare and deliver a compelling message

Opening

Discuss the challenging communication situations you face and link the agenda to them.

 

Set goals

You use our intellectual, emotional, and physical skills framework for effective communication to tell us your personal goals. We create a benchmark video of you.

 

Increase presence

You practice telling a brief story — expanding your use of eye contact, voice and body language — to increase your presence, confidence and impact. We make a second video of you.

 

One-to-one coaching

You review the video from your first two sessions privately with a coach.

 

Listener-focused preparation

You use our preparation tools to work on the first meeting or presentation you plan to practice.  You analyze your listeners and then create an outline with a compelling opening, clear messages and an action-oriented close.

 

Visual aids

Discuss how visuals support messages, where they get in the way, and how to use them well.

 

Engaging presentations

You present a ten-minute version of the material you prepared earlier in the day. You practice and receive feedback on your ability to be persuasive and engaging. We make a third video of you.

 

One-to-one coaching

You review the video of your presentation privately with a coach.

 

Day Two

Get across a concise story, answer questions, and adapt skills to different environments

Executive summaries

You practice delivering your material from Day One as a two-to-three-minute executive summary, without visuals, to strengthen your ability to be concise and get across a memorable message.

 

Answer questions

You practice answering questions and responding to challenges on your executive summary — with credibility, confidence and empathy. We make a fourth video.

 

One-to-one coaching

You review the video of your executive summary and responses privately with a coach.

 

Lead meetings

You role-play a second situation — usually a meeting or conference call that will happen soon. You build your skills further, adapt them to a different environment and walk away with specific ideas that will contribute to the success of that situation.

 

Commit to a plan

You identify a few meetings over the next couple of weeks and plan the skills you will apply in each one to increase your chances of success.

 

Part Two

After 2-4 months of workplace application, Part Two both reinforces the skills you gain in Part One and adds new skills to further strengthen your ability to persuade, influence and motivate.

 

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