Communication and Other Soft Skills

Case: How to Present in 5 Minutes

Case Story From Leaders247 Founder Gordon Whitehead 5 Minutes to make an impression I was assigned to serve on the executive staff of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a major multi-national organization. The assignment, however, did not come directly from the CIO himself, but from his Chief of Staff. My task was to codify …

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Accomplish 3 Things in 5 Minutes

12-15 Minutes for a Million Dollars Entrepreneurs get 12-15 minutes to pitch an idea and raise millions of dollars. How do they do it? The model for pitching as an entrepreneur is worth studying if you are presenting to a decision-maker. Remember the first 5 minutes are critical. In that period of time you will …

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5 Keys in Presenting for Action

Gordon Whitehead, Founder of Leaders247 conducted a seminar on presenting for action. In this section we share 5 of the keys he presented to help leaders increase their ability to successfully present to decision-makers. 1 – Have a Brevity Mindset https://vimeo.com/350615487/2ffc8f26b0 2 – Cut Your Time in 1/2 3 – Provide Details on Demand 4 …

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Create Slides People Will Remember

From a Top Communicator Nancy Duarte is a top communications consultant who is frequently featured on HBR, Forbes, Fast Company and others. She gave a landmark TED talk that exposed the Secret Structure of Great Talks. In this HBR Management Tip, Nancy provides key tips on how to create slides people will remember. https://youtu.be/OeV2fHEM4RI Some of her …

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Virtual Communication

A Few Key Points about Virtual Communication This Harvard Business Review explainer video shares key points to remember when you are communicating with a virtual team. We have found these principles work for teams that are not necessarily virtual but rely heavily on digital communications like email, text, or video calls. https://youtu.be/pSx9sOEHCWg Key Points to …

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