"Leaders must often operate outside their comfort zone, yet must never leave their ‘authenticity zone.’”


 

Confidence

To be more motivated or even inspired, an audience draws energy from the confidence projected by the leader.  Yet many of the communication challenges facing leaders remove them from their comfort zone, forcing them to confront situations that undermine their sense of control, trigger discomfort and result in compromised leadership presence.

As unpleasant as this fear-based anxiety may be, it is normal.  To enhance comfort level, we assist leaders in:

We have developed two proprietary methods to strengthen the leader’s confidence and comfort level:

 

Our Focus on Delivery... The 3 Vs

Our counsel focuses on both message and delivery and is based on our proprietary method, the “3Vs”, an approach that systematically addresses the Verbal, Vocal and Visual dimensions of communication. This sequential method helps the communicator focus on the nuances of each dimension and hone skills conducive to confidence and greater leadership impact.

Verbal

  • Arguments
  • Syntax
  • Audience Rapport
  • Evidence
  • Word Choice
  • Rhythm
  • Organization
  • Credibility Enhancement Techniques
  • Motivational Appeals
  • Audience Attention Techniques

Vocal

  • Tone
  • Rate
  • Volume
  • Pauses
  • Articulation
  • Pitch
  • Cadence
  • Emphasis

Visual

In addition, our approach to the 3Vs helps elevate the leader’s awareness of how to capitalize on persuasive communication to advance the organization’s goals and objectives.  Such “credibility detractors” as unnecessary qualifiers, weak verbs and nouns, defensiveness, transparent hedging, excessive detail and over-reliance on visual aids and notes are replaced by elements of a more direct, positive, action-oriented and results-driven leadership style.

Videotape replay analysis is an integral part of most seminars.  Each program also features our Preparation Plans, strategically-based checklists for planning presentations, speeches, testimony, and a variety of media engagements.

  • Posture
  • Gestures
  • Attire and Grooming
  • Eye Contact
  • Leadership Presence and Body Movement
  • Use of Visual Aids (including exhibits and props)