If it takes good presentation skills to get ahead, why are so many top executives lousy public speakers? The answer: They can’t get honest feedback. Whether you’re the boss who is “too high up” to ask for help, or the “direct report” who doesn’t dare offer comments, this stalemate frustrates everyone. Here’s how you can break it:
- Employees, try suggesting that everyone on your team needs speaker coaching. If everyone is going to get coached, your boss’s participation becomes “leading by example.”
- Executives, look outside your company for opportunities to grow—such as Communicate with Power and Purpose: For Executive Women and Women in the Public Eye. This intensive, all-day workshop will provide a safe, supportive and stimulating environment for 10 women to transform their public speaking skills. Led by Master Coaches Jezra Kaye and Miriam Goldsmith, Communicate with Power and Purpose will be held in New York City on May 3rd (next Saturday!) and in Providence, Rhode Island on June 14th. For more information, read Bernardo’s list, download the workshop flyer, or contact Jezra at JezraKaye dot com.