Starting Thought: Leadership In 2016 – Part 3

Posted by David Grossman on Thu,May 26, 2016

I continued the dialogue with the PRSA New Professionals group on what effective leadership looks like today. The series airs here on the PRSA New Pros blog, and the dialogue has been so great that I want to continue to bring the topic and conversation to you, too.  Please weigh in with your thoughts below. 

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Tags: Authenticity

Presentation Lessons from a Pro

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,May 25, 2016

One of my favorite articles in Harvard Business Review is from Chris Anderson, curator of TED. It’s entitled “How to Give a Killer Presentation,” and it draws from 30 years of learnings since the first TED conference. TED speakers have run the gamut from political figures, musicians and TV celebrities to less familiar figures from academia and scientific circles. Yet Anderson is convinced—as I am—that giving a good talk is highly coachable. He writes, “In a matter of hours, a speaker’s content and delivery can be transformed from muddled to mesmerizing.”

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Tags: Communication Skills, Storytelling

What to Do (and Not to Do!) to Get Your Presentation Off on the Right Foot

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,May 23, 2016

DON’T: JUST TELL A JOKE AT THE START

I often hear leaders say they need to tell a joke to get the audience’s attention. I’m not sure who suggested this notion, but it’s not a helpful strategy for the majority of us. It’s risky. The problem is that the leader feels pressure to be funny and the joke often gets delivered in an awkward way.

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Weekly Round-Up: Kindness at Work, 10 Qualities that Make a Great Leader, Becoming a Great Leader, Millennials and Leadership & How to Deal with a Communication Breakdown

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,May 20, 2016

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.

 

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Tags: Weekly Round-Up

Connect With Your Audience to Make Your Presentation Memorable

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,May 17, 2016

DON’T: BE A STRANGER

If you fail to get to know anyone in the room before you present, you’ll have a much harder time connecting with the audience and what they need from you.

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Weekly Round-Up: Employees Withholding Intelligence, Excelling at Strategic Changes, the One Question Every Leader Should Ask, How to Get Your Mojo Working and Thinking Positively to Achieve

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,May 13, 2016

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.

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Tags: Weekly Round-Up

REMINDER: Webinar 5/17 - Be More Authentic! And Help Leaders Speak in Authentic Voices, Too

Posted by David Grossman on Thu,May 12, 2016

WHO: Mid- to senior-level communications professionals

WHAT: 75 minute webinar is designed to help you - and the leaders you support - find your authentic voice in business.  

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Tags: Announcements

Quick Tips: Key Pointers for Getting Your Presentation off to a Strong Start

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,May 10, 2016

If you’re like most people, public speaking probably isn’t your favorite thing to do – even if it is among staff and colleagues. But, getting off to a great start is easier than you might think.

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Weekly Round-Up: Hamilton & Legacy, Mobile Device Addiction, Leadership Lifelines, A Book Review & Owning Your Life

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,May 06, 2016

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.

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Tags: Weekly Round-Up

Does Effective Leadership Require Acting?

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,May 03, 2016

A challenge and opportunity to be authentic 

I was working with a senior leader recently who’s relatively new in position to help her set the right tone from the top with her leadership team.  Her challenge and opportunity was to be authentic on several difficult topics.  What she really wanted to say and the harsh language she wanted to use wouldn’t be well received, and she knew that.  A core component of authenticity is being who you are, and doing so in a way so others can hear you.  In other words, being audience focused, while knowing what you want to accomplish.

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Tags: Authenticity

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