Delivering Great Presentations
If you want to improve your ability to deliver great presentations, start by contemplating this quote from George Bernard Shaw: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." Totally true. Especially in big organizations. Why don’t good communicators have this problem? Here’s why: 1) They understand how to structure a presentation; 2) They establish an authentic, sustainable connection with their audience; 3) Like good jazz musicians, they adapt -- real time -- to the changing needs of their audience. Learn how in Delivering Great Presentations. Schedule a workshop.
Creating Buy-in for Ideas
Do you know why the phrase “Ideas are a dime a dozen?” is so popular? Because it’s true. Generating new ideas is easy. Communicating the value of those ideas and getting buy-in is not. Which is why so many corporate innovation efforts fall short. It’s not for the lack of ideas. It’s for the lack of those ideas being pitched in a way that gets results. Creating Buy-In provides the tips, tools, and skills people need to radically improve the way they communicate ideas to key stakeholders. Schedule a workshop.
Good Captain Leadership
Being an effective manager in today’s challenging business environment is a delicate balancing act between two seemingly opposite poles: strong leadership and strong consensus. Both styles are needed, of course. Indeed, they are two sides of the same coin. Most business leaders, however, usually default to one or the other -- rarely being able to honor them both. Good Captain Leadership is our no-nonsense guide for helping open-minded managers find that delicate balance and become more skillful, collaborative, team-oriented leaders of change. Schedule a workshop.