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The Fundamentals of Leadership Communication

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The Fundamentals of Leadership

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug."

— Mark Twain

In the corporate world, it is abundantly clear the eloquence in text and speech is a colossal asset in bringing others towards understanding your perspective and motivating them to follow your lead. A well spun idea that is vastly improved when conveyed efficaciously.

On the most fundamental level, a leader must know his material, articulate and maintain eye contact. He must present his thoughts in an organized manner so they are comprehended easily. Unnecessary fillers such as “like”, “ummm”, etc. should be avoided at all costs. Thoughtful pauses are better than such fillers. One should always try to sound more mindful and authoritative.

Basically evading fillers and including thoughtful pauses while giving a speech will immediately take any presentation up by a notch. This is particularly valid in the era of globalization. The delays can offer non-local speakers of your language an extra minute to understand what you’ve just said. Moreover, in the digital age of abated attention span, everybody gets a chance to adjust their focus back to the subject of the discussion.

Note that the delay is more effortlessly grasped in principle than practice. Numerous individuals fear public speaking, and the related nervousness ordinarily shows itself by accelerating the rate of speech with zero regards for pauses. Necessary pauses amplify cumbersome silence in the brain of the apprehensive presenter. One needs to rehearse the pause, and perhaps add a drop or two of charisma,

A leader understands that he should not just have the ability to explain a shared vision, but also motivate. Charming leaders use influence, trust as well as credibility to inspire groups toward their business objectives. Charisma is all about engagement. It is about inducing others to want to act towards a common goal.

A leader much connect with his audience by sharing anecdotes or metaphors that the listeners are able to identify with in their own lives. One shouldn’t use an illustration about the difficulties of global travelling when addressing a group of young listeners who’ve probably never even left their zip code yet. Anecdotes used should be comprehensible.

One needs to find the most ideal way to help their audience understand the message and remember it. Stories and relevant examples are the way to do it. In either case, don’t overwhelm the listeners.

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