Regular ‘Communicate Confidently!’ readers may recall that I write … and rant … a lot about Elevator Speeches, the simple answer to the often-asked question ‘What do you?’ Sometimes maligned and often done poorly, Elevator Speeches are still a fact of life when you network. Read More »
Last month, we discussed the all-important Pre-Write phase of workplace writing: Plan What You Write. The piece encouraged you to ask four groups of questions about each document: What are your objectives? Who are your readers? What tone and style would be appropriate? What message format and structure would be best?Read More »
The great 20th century British statesman Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) was a master of communication as well as politics:
‘Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.’
Say what you have to say and, the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending, sit down.
‘Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.’
‘Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.’
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Unlike most presenters, Phil has the skill to help me remember important information. It’s clear Phil wants everyone in the audience to retain a few vital lessons via an entertaining dialogue.Barry Leaventon, Vice President Of National AccountsPrint Communications