Communications Insight For More Inspiring Leaders Conversation Time

Conversation Time

 21st May 2022
 
 
Blog: Conversation Time
 
 
Spent this morning working with a deeply impressive #cfo...

Backed by #privateequity, he has some seriously business-critical #presentations in the coming months.

His initial flow, while solid and credible, was...
(by his own admission!)

Packed with detail.
Dry.
Complex.
Rather flat in the delivery.
"Topic-driven" rather than "Message-led".

By approaching the content as if it were a "conversation", rather than a mere presentation, we were able to...

Strip out a fair bit of detail.
Bring content to life by introducing some micro-stories (human interest is key)
Simplify.
Enliven the delivery in an authentic way.
Focus on messages that are relevant for the listener, rather than recite topics that are merely true of the business.

The result?

Unsurprisingly, a somewhat more engaging listener experience.

Even I understand it... so it MUST be clear!

#business #content #publicspeaking #leadershipdevelopment #privateequity

What a pleasure to see such a professional in action. Simon is a class of his own. He is public speaking.

 

Gerhard Mulder | 2017 Executive MBA Candidate, Said Business School, University of Oxford

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