Communication, good communication, means expressing your ideas and opinions as best you can including the fact that they are your thoughts and opinions…after being open and listening to others’ opinions.
Communication is both expressing yourself and listening effectively.
Communication includes the three V’s, verbal (the words), vocal (the sound, tone, expressiveness), and visual (the body language).
All three V’s are important and in many, perhaps most, cases the vocal and visual say more than the words.
Have you noticed that your eyes often glaze over and your mind wanders as someone gets up in front of your business meeting with another deck of typical bullet pointed slides? How can you avoid being the next boring speaker?
If you pride yourself on your analytical thinking you have a double whammy because your business associates, your audience, most likely wants you to be short and to the point. Get to the conclusion. Keep the data charts out. Executive summary please!
If you would like to know how to be the most appreciated speaker at your next meeting by using mind mapping instead of graphs and bullet points, let me know. I’ll teach you how. To get started you can watch my TedX talk https://youtu.be/5nTuScU70As
PhD, MA, BA Mathematics
MBA International Marketing & Finance
Taught in MBA Programs for Kellogg Graduate School of Management, DePaul Graduate School of Business, and Cardean
15 years in the Computer Industry: GE, Digital Equipment Corp.
14 years consulting for start-ups through F100 companies, Certified Management Consultant
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Sales Meeting kick-offs and keynotes, workshops, seminars for worldwide companies, American Management Association, National Speaker Association, American Marketing Association, Singapore Executive Management Seminar, AMA Tokyo, CMC Canadian Management Centre.