When you are a leader, the most important thing you do is communicate. You communicate with your employees, coworkers, and other leaders. If you effectively communicate with others, you will likely be an effective leader.
Is It Important to Effectively Communicate?
A little while back, I was asked to attend a conference. I was excited and knew it would be a great experience. There were several presentations on a variety of topics related to leadership and how to effectively communicate your message. The majority of the presentations were exceptional and very beneficial to all in attendance.
There was one presentation, however, that stood out for the wrong reasons. The speaker was not prepared to effectively communicate his message. With the focus of the conference on leadership and how to be a great leader and communicator, this speaker got up and started speaking the politics of education.
His topic was a interesting, but it didn’t fit in with the purpose of the conference. In addition, he didn’t identify where he was going with his presentation. As I sat there listening, many questions came to my mind. “What is the focus of his presentation? Where is he going with this? How is he going to relate this to leadership? How many points is he going to talk about?” After he was done speaking, I asked the others at my table what they thought. They all felt lost as to where he was going as well. The speaker didn’t effectively communicate his message. [Read more…] about Techniques to Effectively Communicate Your Message