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The Leader's Guide to Speaking with Presence: How to Project Confidence, Conviction, and Authority [NOOK Book]

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A leader’s most important job is to communicate. Every day, whether in a meeting or a presentation, a water-cooler conversation or a formal speech, his or her ability to craft and deliver a clear message, one the audience will believe, is the tipping point between forgettable and transformational. The Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence is a concise tool kit containing more than 100 practical tips for creating and communicating meaningful messages with presence and authority. Readers will discover how to: • ...
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The Leader's Guide to Speaking with Presence: How to Project Confidence, Conviction, and Authority

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Overview

A leader’s most important job is to communicate. Every day, whether in a meeting or a presentation, a water-cooler conversation or a formal speech, his or her ability to craft and deliver a clear message, one the audience will believe, is the tipping point between forgettable and transformational. The Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence is a concise tool kit containing more than 100 practical tips for creating and communicating meaningful messages with presence and authority. Readers will discover how to: • Present their ideas clearly and provide context
• Radiate confidence and put the audience at ease
• Refine their delivery
• Use stories to inform, involve, and inspire
• Leverage the energy of any room
• Convey optimism tempered with reality to gain buy-in
• Turn PowerPoint presentations into performances
• And more
To be truly effective, a leader’s words need to ring true, and his or her delivery needs to be authentic. This handy little guide helps readers achieve the kind of genuine presence that leads to lasting trust and quantifiable influence.
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Editorial Reviews

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“…valuable collection of principles to help us develop our leadership presence when speaking. Like a good speech, it is clear, concise, friendly, and can be put to use immediately.” --LeadershipNow

"…concise tool kit containing more than 100 practical tips for creating and communicating meaningful messages with presence and authority." --Examiner.com

"If you want a lifetime of speaking skills by a top leadership speaker, compacted into 70 pages, you found the right book.” --Sources of Insight

“If you are looking to take a team to the next level or up your influence in a certain environment, check out what Baldoni has to say.” --Attitudes 4 Innovation

Amazing authors people should follow if they want to be successful Attitudes 4 Innovation 2014

Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Trust Across America 2014

"The points are consistent, valuable, and pithy. It has a great price point, and great length; at $6.95 it's a tiny investment for a great reference."--Facilities Manager

“… a quick, clear set of over a hundred tips that will make you more engaging, more comfortable, and more effective when you're behind a lectern.” --Accounting Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814433805
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 11/13/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 472,550
  • File size: 329 KB

Meet the Author

JOHN BALDONI, president of Baldoni Consulting LLC, is an internationally recognized executive coach, speaker, and author of a dozen leadership books. In 2013, Global Gurus International ranked John No. 14 on its list of the world’s top 30 leadership experts. John has written over 400 columns for the online sites of Harvard Business Review, Forbes and
FastCompany.
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INTRODUCTION TO AUTHENTIC COMMUNICATION

What do people want most from leaders?

The real deal!

This is especially true when leaders open their mouths to speak. How they say it may be as important as what they say. Whether the person speaking is your boss or our president, we want to know that he or she knows we are listening and respects us for doing so.

Another word for this is authenticity.

We want people in charge to be honest and we want their words to ring with integrity. Never is this truer than when the leader is making a formal presentation or delivering a speech.

The words are crafted but the delivery must be authentic. It must reflect the honesty of the speaker, or something I like to call “leadership presence.”

Leadership presence is the reflection of the leader’s inner self. It should be the real deal. Presence, however, is not simply a sense of being; it is a determination of action. Leadership presence, as I wrote in 12 Steps to Power Presence, is a form of “earned authority.” Authority comes from the title of a leader, but it is earned by example.

A leader’s job is to bring people together for a common purpose, so credibility is critical. That will only come when people trust their leader and want to follow his or her lead. Communication opens the door to understanding what the leader is and what he or she stands for.

The Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence focuses on delivering the authentic message and doing it as a leader full of presence. There are chapters on crafting the presentation as well as on delivering it. I have also included information on using PowerPoint as a tool for enabling more authentic communications.

The Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence is a result of lessons I have taught in my coaching practice, as well as tips I have learned from watching good speakers deliver. The handbook contains more than a hundred tips on what to do when speaking aloud, not simply from a stage or a podium but also when connecting one-on-one or in small groups.

Communication opens the door to authenticity. A leader’s presence affirms that what the leader says is an indication of what he or she believes. And when we sense that the leader means well, we will lend the leader our ears and will be inclined to follow his or her leadership.

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction to Authentic Communication 1

CHAPTER 1 The Sound of Your Leadership Speech 3

CHAPTER 2 Present as a Leader 9

CHAPTER 3 Make the Audience Feel Welcome (and Banish Stage Fright) 13

CHAPTER 4 Stand Up Straight (and Don’t Forget to Breathe) 17

CHAPTER 5 Lead Your Presentation, Don’t Have It Lead You 21

CHAPTER 6 Turn PowerPoint into Performance Art 27

CHAPTER 7 “Tell Me a Story” 31

CHAPTER 8 Project Optimism the Right Way 35

CHAPTER 9 Master the Art of Meeting and Mingling 39

CHAPTER 10 Leverage the Energy of the Room 43

CHAPTER 11 Avoid Nuance When You Speak Out Loud 47

CHAPTER 12 Develop Your Leadership Presentation 51

Handbook on Communicating Leadership Presence 55

Notes 65

Index 67

About the Author 70

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