Professional Voice Blog

The Mighty Metaphor

Executive Voice and Communication Skills

The best communicators use words to paint a picture so that people can ‘see’ what they mean. Ways to help your audience to understand, visualise, and imagine include analogy, simile and metaphor. But what is in vogue in business at the moment?

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Structuring A Successful Business Message

Executive Voice and Communication Skills

Everyone knows that if you build a house without a foundation and supporting walls, at some point it will simply fall down. The exact same principle applies to building a message - whatever the audience, context or audience size.

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Beginning and Ending a Presentation

Leadership Communication Skills

Do you begin your presentation with stock phrases such as 'Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to attend this presentation' or 'In the next half hour, I'm going to update you on...'? And in so doing inadvertently communicate to your audience that they'll be lucky if they hear anything engaging in the next 30 minutes!

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Framing Effective Messages

Leadership Communication Skills

The content you select for your message, the words and stories you choose, and even the way you deliver your message are all forms of framing meaning.

 

 

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The Story of Change

Leadership Communication

A great many presentations in corporations are about making a case for change. But very often the reasoning isn't easy to understand. But by using a very simple structure, the story of change can be told clearly and persuasively...

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