Communication coaching and training efforts, for many leaders, is the most important skill in their leadership arsenal. Everyday, effective leaders are getting their message across and delivering positive impact to their peers and teams. And with technological breakthroughs changing how we communicate, many leaders have yet to evolve with the changes in people's behaviors, such as shorter attention spans and multiple distractions, competing for their time.
Effective communication skills begins with connecting with people on their terms. Understanding how to recognize personality and behavioral cues will help you better connect and resonate with those you are communcating with. When you add in critical techniques such as active listening, you'll get the tools you need to make a lasting impact and people will take the action you want.
Connie Dieken's communication coaching program is designed to guide any leader to actively listen and interpret what they hear in order to respond with the appropriate message with the greatest impact.
The program is tailored to harness your own voice and energy so that you'll be able to successfully communicate with anyone, anywhere. When you learn these proven communication techniques, you'll go beyond communicating toward inspiring and influencing others around you.
Under Connie's proven methodology, Connect-Convey-Convince, becoming an influential communicator will unlock opportunities to do what we all want: inspire positive action in those around us.
Every engagement is customized to your specific style and abilities. We'll bring out and enhance your inherent strength.
As you watched the London Olympics, you may have wondered, "Why does one athlete reach her golden goal while another with equal talent falters?" Sports psychologists tell us the athlete who hauls in the hardware has learned to manage her anxiety. Same with influential leaders and presenters. After a decade of coaching executives, I've learned the key is to manage your anxiety, not try to control it. Managing and controlling are two different mindsets. If you manage your anxiety, you'll stay focused, which radically reduces your stress and improves the outcome. If you try to control it, you give the anxiety too much power. Trying to control your nerves while delivering a presentation makes you vulnerable because...
In a week that's featured the return of Adele's powerfully emotional voice, the silencing of Whitney Houston's soaring vocals, and the imminent finale of Glen Campbell's crooning to Alzheimer's disease, I feel compelled to share this this truth: Use your voice. It's the center of your influence. Ever lost your voice? I've been silenced by a case of full blown laryngitis this week and am under doctor's orders to stay completely silent for 48 hours. No talking. No whispering. Not so much as a gentle throat clearing. You'd be surprised at how much you learn about your ability to influence when you're suddenly silent – and what others imply by your stillness.