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1 Communication Skills for Leaders Keys to Effective Interpersonal Communication Developing Connection Developing Energy Developing Credibility Developing Interaction

2 Believability Key to success of any presentation We sell ourselves through communication Communication skills: the greatest investment we can make

3 Cues to Believability Verbal:____% Vocal:____% Visual:____% Total: 100 %

4 Cues to Believability Verbal: 7 % Vocal: 38 % Visual: 55 % Total: 100 %

5 Believability Consistency = Believability – When verbal, vocal, and visual messages are inconsistent, visual cues are dominant Consistency + Energy = Impact – When words, voice, and delivery are integrated, they deliver a consistent message Emotional Connection – Connect with listeners emotions

6 First Brain, New Brain

7 First Brain: Limbic System – Instinctual, primitive – Emotional – Hunger, thirst, danger, sex, parenting – Common to animals New Brain: Cerebral Cortex – Intellectual, advanced – Rational – Thought, memory, language, creativity, planning, decision-making – Uniquely human

8 Believing what we like Likeability: a major component of trust Personality factor: a consistent predictor of presidential races Stanford study: three personal qualities can affect careers: – Outgoing, ascendant personality – Desire to persuade, talk, work – Need for power

9 Behavioral skills 1.Eye communication 2.Posture and movement 3.Gestures and facial expressions 4.Voice and vocal variety 5.Dress and appearance 6.Language, nonwords, and pauses 7.Listener involvement 8.Humor 9.The natural self

10 Four stages of learning 1.Unconscious incompetence 2.Conscious incompetence 3.Conscious competence 4.Unconscious competence 4L

11 Four stages of speaking 1.The nonspeaker 2.The occasional speaker 3.The willing speaker 4.The leader 4S

12 Reduces nervousness Increases confidence Focuses thoughts Motivates movement Hones ability to read audience Good Eye Communication

13 Eye Communication Objective: Connect with your listener Behavioral Objective: Look sincerely and steadily at another person

14 Keys to Eye Communication Five seconds Eye dart Slow blink Large groups Television

15 Improving Eye Communication Where Do You Look? Reinforce Five-Second Habit Increase Sensitivity Relieve Intimidation Analyze Yourself and Others Video Feedback Watch News Programs Practice One-on-One Practice with Paper Audience

16 Developing Energy Posture and Movement Gestures and Facial Expressions Voice and Vocal Variety

17 Posture and Movement Objective: Be aware of how you hold yourself physically Behavioral Objective: Stand tall and move naturally and easily Correct the tendency to slump

18 Keys to Effective Posture & Movement Stand Tall Watch Lower Body Ready Position Move

19 Improving Posture & Movement 1.See Yourself 2.Walk Away from the Wall 3.Do the Two-Step 4.Stand at Meetings

20 Gestures & Facial Expressions Objective: Be aware of what gestures and expressions communicate Behavioral Objective: Be relaxed and natural when you speak

21 Keys to Effectiveness Habits Nervous Gestures Over-exaggerate Smile Personality Factor Muscles No Phony Smiles

22 Improving Gestures & Expressions 1.Practice Gesturing 2.Count Nervous Gestures 3.Role-Playing 4.TV with No Sound 5.Test Smiles

23 Voice & Vocal Variety Objective: Command attention Behavioral Objective: Use your voice as a rich, resonant instrument

24 Effective Voice & Vocal Variety Energy 84% One Word Four Aspects Vocal Variety Dont Read

25 Improving Voice & Vocal Variety 1.The Right Word 2.Voice of the Company 3.Good & Bad 4.Record Yourself

26 Developing Credibility Dress & Appearance Language, Nonwords, & Pauses

27 Dress & Appearance Objective: Make a good first impression Behavioral Objective: Look appropriate to the environment

28 Effective Dress & Appearance 90% body covered by clothing Face and hair are where people look Most of us dress based on past habits

29 Improving Dress & Appearance 1.First TwoSeconds 2.Pick Five People 3.Nobody Will Tell You 4.Pick a New Outfit 5.See a Consultant 6.Research, Research, Research 7.Ask How You Look

30 Language, Nonwords, & Pauses Objective: Use language and pauses effectively Behavioral Objective: Use appropriate and clear language for your listeners

31 Effective Use of Language & Pauses Direct Language Vocabulary Jargon Pauses Replace Nonwords

32 Improving Language & Pauses 1.A New Word a Day 2.Dictionary 3.Jargon 4.Pauses 5.Eliminate Nonwords

33 Developing Interaction Listener involvement Humor The Natural Self

34 Listener Involvement Objective: Cultivate listener involvement in many ways Behavioral Objective: Maintain the active interest of each person

35 Effective Listener Involvement Engage listeners with swirls: – Style Drama Eye Communication Movement Visuals – Interaction Questions Demos Samples/Gimmicks – Content Interest Humor

36 Objective: Develop your humor skills Behavioral Objective: Create a bond between yourself and your listeners

37 Effective Use of Humor No Jokes Stories & Anecdotes Humanization Personality Factor Smile

38 Improving Your Use of Humor 1.What Makes You Laugh 2.Make Someone Laugh 3.Think Funny 4.Gain through Feedback 5.Watch Others 6.Humor Journal

39 The Natural Self Objective: Work to be yourself in all circumstances Behavioral Objective: Be authentic

40 Keys to Being Your Natural Self Learn Like a Juggler – Master one skill at a time – Start by acknowledging natural strengths – Work on your weaknesses Make It a Lifetime Process – New habits, old habits: good and bad – New behavioral skills

41 Discovering Your Natural Self Ask Five People to Rank You on the Nine Behavioral Skills Ask Three People to Fill Out the Coaching Feedback Sheet

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