I realize that many people fear public speaking even though they essentially HAVE to do it. But, the better you get at it, the less you have to fear, right? So, here are 5 ways to improve public speaking that will also build your confidence in the process.
Some people avoid speaking in public. But, the truth is, there are lots of benefits to improving this skill. This video looks at the top four reasons that the investment of time and effort you put into public speaking will be worth it.
Words have shades of meaning. So, our choice of words matter. On the one hand, words have a literal or dictionary definition that we call denotative meaning. On the other hand, words also have an emotional charge that can be either positive or negative that we call the connotative meaning. We can use the emotional meaning of words to our advantage so our messages have maximum impact and inspire followers. This video looks at how we can put these ideas into practice as emerging leaders.
The term immediacy describes the creation of a sense of closeness and togetherness between a speaker and listener. You are communicating immediacy when you show interest, attention, liking, and warmth to the other person. In our age of texting and other distracting technologies, immediacy is more important than ever. This videos explains the benefits of communicating with immediacy and the numerous applications for supervisors and managers.
The term "stakeholder" has gotten much more popular over the years. It has implications for how we see our roles as leaders. This video contrasts stockholders and stakeholders and examines the typical types of stakeholders an organization may want to consider.
If you're an emerging leader interested in increasing your impact, this is the place for you.