Communications Insight For More Inspiring Leaders To Be Perfectly Honest - Again!

To Be Perfectly Honest - Again!

 20th Jun 2022
 
Simon Bucknall joins 2 other World Finalists
Some years ago, I gave a brand new speech entitled: "To Be Perfectly Honest".

I received the following feedback from an audience member:

"Not the right subject. Too perfect. Not an easy speech. Too hard."

Far from giving up on the topic, I simply dug deeper.

Six months later, a re-worked version of that same speech (with the same core message) secured me a place in the Final of the 2017 World Championship of Public Speaking in Vancouver, Canada.

That's top 10 out of 30,000 competing speakers worldwide.

To date, that Semi-Final speech remains the best 7 minute speech I've ever put together.

Others, of course, may take a different view.

They're welcome to it.

My point is this:

Spoken communication is subjective.

Filter well the feedback you receive.

When you're the one presenting, YOU decide.

:-)

#publicspeaking #canada #communication #leadership #authenticity

Simon brought his vast experience to the subject of storytelling which he masters wholly. He skilfully guided members through his unique series of techniques for both developing and delivering business stories that, by definition, can belong only to each individual business concerned. An excellent morning and highly recommended.

 

 Gordon Bromley I Chairman, Surrey & SW London Academy for Chief Executives

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