Communications Insight For More Inspiring Leaders Too Clear?

Too Clear?

 14th Sep 2022

Cambridge University

No audience will ever complain for you being “too clear” as a #communicator.

Intensive times today up at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

Since 2011, I’ve been a frequent guest speaker and coach for the Construction Engineering Masters Programme.

As a former Oxford historian, it’s a privilege and a relationship I particularly appreciate!

Joining me in the audience this afternoon were three Cambridge academic faculty, for us to review participants’ presentations for the end-of-programme conference this Friday.

As I looked around, there was no shortage of intellectual horsepower in the room.

Yet tellingly… feedback often centred on the need for slides and voiceover to be clearer, simpler and/or shorter - not more complex.

Proof if any were needed…

That no matter how literate, senior, experienced, smart or analytical your audience, clarity is key.

 

 Simon worked one-to-one with our entire team of speakers over several months...Key stakeholders from the audience made a point of commenting on how impressed they were by the value and impact of the presentations. Simon has made a significant and permanent difference to our people's effectiveness as speakers.

 

Nic Humphries | Senior Partner, HgCapital

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