Communications Insight For More Inspiring Leaders Complexity


 23rd Jun 2022

The enemy of effective #communication.

"But it's too complex to simplify into three key points!"

"My topic's different - to do it justice, I'll need more time."

"I'm an engineer not a brand consultant - I can't speak in soundbites."

Well-intentioned objections, true enough.

My response?


The spoken word and complexity simply don't mix.

Clarity is key.

If there are 30 elements, focus on the 2 or 3 that are most important.

Or most time-critical.

Or... [insert reason that is meaningful for the audience]

After all, if you make even one idea/point stick, you've succeeded where most presenters and leaders fail.

#publicspeaking #complexity #leaders #personaleffectiveness #personaldevelopment

Simon led by example and provided clear tips on structure, inserting words, leading with stories and stance. Now I can sense the distinct uptick in engagement in a room of diverse nationalities and backgrounds... prepare more comfortably around my key messages and theme.


Tarun Varma | Pershing Square Scholar, University of Oxford, 1+1 MBA, MSc Child Development and Education Fellow 2011, Teach for India

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