Getting things done effectively in a startup requires total individual and team accountability. You can't afford excuses and multiple people doing the same job.
These steps can help fine tune your presentations if you haven't already incorporated them into your style. They're not major innovations but a reminder of the basics you can add or revisit in your next set of presentations.
If you have real stories that demonstrate behaviors you want to see modeled in your organization attributes, especially when imbued with emotional impact, they are priceless.
As leaders, we all understand the undeniable power of communication. While it's important to build a culture of communication within your business, it's equally important to understand its limitations, and when it can actually start to work against us. This is what it means to be an effective communicator.
Whether you're leading your own team or an entire company, solid communication skills are an absolute must. It sounds obvious, but have you taken the time to analyze and work on what areas of communication are necessary to move your startup in a powerful direction?
Why do some blogs get traction while others languish? And why are some people recognized as experts and others aren't? One factor is this: the ability (or inability) to write with authority.
Remember: whether it is your Facebook presence, your website, your radio spots or how your phone is answered, every one of those choices either connects me closer to your brand or makes me notice the disconnect.
Listening is a fundamental skill of genuine success, and it's hard to be great or trusted without it. The benefits of listening include more trust, better understanding, stronger marriages, happier kids, and increased respect at work. Still, being a good listener is hard work!
To the extent that one shares meaning with another, the two parties communicated. Anyone familiar with the academic side of communication can tell you, it's very difficult for any two people, much less groups, to accurately convey meaning to one another.
It's important to understand the gravity of effective communication in business, then build a culture around it. Putting great communication at the center of your business is the greatest way to ensure success.