In my first year of law school, one of my professors scheduled a class for students that had missed his lecture on the Jewish holidays. When I was the only person to show up, I had a sense that this would be interesting.
I was right. It was the strangest law lecture of my life and stands as a lesson in how not to be audience-centered.
If you want to come across better on conference calls, you might consider buying a “sales mirror” for you desk. These are the mirrors that call center employees often put on their desks to ensure that they’re smiling when they’re talking to customers.
Question: How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer: Just one. But the light bulb has to want to change.
That’s what we tell people when they ask if they can really improve their communication skills. Of course you can improve. But, like the light bulb, only if you want to. So if you have the desire, here are a few ideas on how to improve.
The taller you are, the more money you make, according to “Blink”, the bestseller from Malcolm Gladwell. That’s because height translates into an intangible, highly valuable, quality of leadership presence, according to the book.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is a habit.”
Those are the words of Socrates. And he certainly could have been speaking about what it takes to be a great public speaker. Excellence comes from practice.
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