Communications Insight For More Inspiring Leaders Writing or Speaking?

Writing or Speaking?

 7th Jul 2022

Writing or Speaking?

"Being able to write well is one thing... but it's the speaking. That's where you really make an impact, where promotions are decided and decisions made about your career progression..."

Not my words.

These are the words of a prospective new client I was speaking with the other day.

But so true!

Of course good writing skills are important - in terms of clarity, grammar, spelling and more.

But they're a baseline expectation, rarely a differentiator.

Unless you're a writer!

The ability to speak in a clear, compelling, convincing, engaging and or inspiring way?

I'd argue these are WAY more important skills in terms of career progression.

Whether in meetings, at interview, presenting, in conversation and/or networking.

Yet they remain undervalued skills in the education system - at all levels...

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I employed Simon for one-on-one presentation skills coaching, as I was required to speak at my company's annual conference. With Simon's advice, coaching and guidance, I gained valuable knowledge and confidence which made a huge difference to, and significantly improved, my delivery on the day. Simon is a great coach, and I will certainly consider using his services within my business going forward.


Gary Prike | Managing Director, Rohlig UK Ltd

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