Speaking As a Leader: How to Lead Every Time You Speak...From Board Rooms to Meeting Rooms, From Town Halls to Phone Calls

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 28, 2011 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
Make every communication count—with a simple, four-step speaking model

Whether it's among colleagues at lunch or an audience of a thousand, a leader's role is to move and inspire others. It's not only the big occasions that test a leader's mettle, but the little ones as well—in a casual conversation in the elevator, in phone calls, or one of many incidental, seemingly "insignificant" interactions in everyday work life. Written by one of the world's leading communications coaches, Speaking as a Leader shows you how to make the most of your daily communications, creating a presence on the job as a genuine and constant leader.

In this eye-opening guide, aspiring (and established) leaders can enhance their reputations and influence by following a few simple steps. Speaking as a Leader:

  • Shows how to structure your thoughts and message in any situation using a four-step model
  • Offers tips on listening effectively, in three dimensions
  • Details why you are the best visual and how to avoid "Death by PowerPoint"
  • Offers guidance on taking the "numb" out of numbers
  • Includes tips on moving from subject to message

With Speaking as a Leader, you'll learn to tap into your innate leadership skills at every occasion—whether small or large—and earn the sort of respect that creates devoted friends and passionate supporters.

 

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Contents

Chapter
11
Listen Listen Listen
49
Commit to Communicating
59
SCRIPT YOURSELF AS A LEADER
69
What Is a Leaders Script?
71
Open with a Grabber
77
State Your Subject
87
Lead with a Message
91
Be Eloquent
153
Dont Be Um Tentative
161
Take the Numb out of Numbers
167
Jokes Are Not for Leaders
173
ACHIEVE A LEADERS PRESENCE
177
Bring Your Script to Life
179
You Are the Best Visual
187
The Eyes of a Leader
191

Develop a Persuasive Structure
101
Close with a Call to Action
113
USE THE LANGUAGE OF LEADERSHIP
121
Speak with Clarity
123
Take the Jar out of Jargon
131
Be Conversational
137
Be Personal
145
Suit the Action to the Word
203
Find Your Leaders Voice
215
Always Leading Always Influencing
227
Endnotes
233
Index
245
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JUDITH HUMPHREY is Founder and President of The Humphrey Group, one of North America's premier executive communications firms. For over 20 years The Humphrey Group has been coaching thousands of senior business people who wish to lead every time they speak. The firm's training programs, such as Speaking as a Leader and Taking the Stage , have been delivered globally to over 100,000 people directly and through train-the-trainer programs. The Humphrey Group's clients include blue chip companies around the world. Judith has published articles in the Harvard Management Communication Letter, Vital Speeches of the Day, and Presentations That Persuade and Motivate (Harvard Business School Press). The Humphrey Group has offices in Toronto and Vancouver and its website is www.thehumphreygroup.com.

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