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 gave me excellent advice on my upcoming talk for TEDxLBS - great pointers on both narrative and delivery that really put the final polish on my presentation!

 

Kelly Price | Senior Vice President, Oncology Business Unit at The Planning Shop International

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