Communications Insight For More Inspiring Leaders Perception Is Reality

Perception Is Reality

 3rd Nov 2022
Perception is reality.

Your next AGM, analyst meeting, quarterly update or investor meeting presents a scarce opportunity to shape those perceptions.

How your executive team presents at such meetings will define the shaping.

Time invested in QUALITY preparation for that (whether with or without a speaker coach) will impact performance.

A quick run-through the day before is NOT the answer.

Multiple “out loud” iterations over time are essential if business-critical content and delivery is to be honed.

This is a skill set, not a rabbit to be pulled out of a hat at the last minute.

Effective preparation needn’t comprise multiple full-blown rehearsals with large numbers of high-value, time-poor individuals in the room.

1-to-1 walk-throughs, feedback and brainstorming can be highly effective (and more efficient).

If your organisation is not on the case in taking these preparations seriously, you can be sure competitors out there are.

Believe me - I’ll have met some of them.

#publicspeaking #presentationskills #agm #communication

In 2018, Simon coached me with public speaking, style, helped write my pitch, and gave me every imaginable tip to manage my nerves, present with esteem, conviction and win over the audience - with his help I went on to pitch to 3,000 people and win the World Social Enterprise competition. I cannot recommend him more highly to any CEO or senior executive looking to perfect their public speaking and win over an audience.


Cemal Ezel | Founder of Change Please, 2017 UK Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Global Winner of The Chivas Venture 2018

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