The challenges being faced by today's businesses oftentimes feel unsurmoutable. The economic climate amplifies peoples' stresses, increasing the urgency and need for results while at the same time diminishing attention spans even further. The reality is that this same situation is faced by every keynote speaker today with their audiences and the companies they keynote for.
Employees and audiences have a great need to walk away from every event with actionable steps to improve their performance, whether it be in leadership, communication or presentations.
Prior to every event, Connie starts with a call to understand the specific needs and challenges that either the company or audience is facing. Everyone walks away with an understanding of the goals set and the actionable steps their audiences will receive. Connie researches the client and audience to ensure they are getting a practical keynote with business expertise to overcome their specific challenges.
Even after the keynote, Connie makes herself available to have follow-up conference calls to provide additional insight to ensure every client gets value beyond speaking.
Membership on a senior leadership team gives you immense cachet. You’re in a circle of highly visible, powerful leaders. Your role is complex. You simultaneously manage your own business unit, function, or division while serving on a senior team that creates the organization’s future. To boot, you may be vying with those peers for a higher spot in the succession plan. As an executive coach, I’ve noticed that many of you are grappling with some loaded questions: Do I have influence with my peers? How do I add value? And how do I handle the conflicts that arise when strong-willed leaders butt heads? Here are a few ideas to ponder:
As an executive, you're called upon to deliver important messages to your organization and the marketplace. People look to you to set the tone in public speaking. You want to come across as a strong leader, but natural. To complicate matters, your busy schedule doesn't allow a minute to spare. That's why you need to master the Teleprompter. Man and the machine are converging in today's media-centric world. If you're a leader, you're now a broadcaster. Or at least a narrowcaster with consequences. Soon, you'll be called upon to record crisp messages for both your organization's intranet and the broader Internet.