PodiumWise | Tips for advanced presentation skills

On Monday I wrote about a sales manager who delivered an inspiring message using the speaking technique called anaphora.  

If you go back and read the examples I gave from her speech you will also notice the affirming quality of her message.  She was communicating in a powerful way how special her team members were.

Great leaders affirm the people they are leading.  In other words, they make them feel good about themselves.  And, they do this even when things are not going well.  In fact, they make a point of it when things are not going well.

Former CEO of Monolithic Memories, Irwin Federman, put it well when he said: “Those you have passionately, gladly, zealously followed . . . have made you feel like somebody.”

Any leader going to the front of the room to “speak to the troops,” needs to keep this in mind.

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