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Effective Communication

Effective Communication

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  1. Effective Communication Your Key to Professional Success

  2. How Important is Communication? • Employers hire effective communicators • Survey of Fortune 500 executives links communication skills to business success

  3. PlanningYour Purpose • General Purpose • Entertain • Inform • Persuade • Specific Purpose • To inform the committee about the . . . • To persuade the board that . ..

  4. PlanningYour Structure • Preview • Present • Review

  5. Planning IncludesGood Writing • Thesis statement • Logical outline structure • Clear transitions between ideas • Concise, concrete language

  6. PlanningIncludes Practice

  7. Delivery • Eyes • Body • Voice • Clothes

  8. Effective Delivery Requires Eye Contact • Direct eye-to-eye contact • Sustained 5-10 seconds • Asks for acknowledgment

  9. Effective DeliveryRequires Good Posture • Posture • Stand tall • Balance weight forward • RELAX

  10. Effective DeliveryUses Movement • Movement • Voluntary, not involuntary • Purposeful • 2 steps--not the two-step

  11. Effective DeliveryUses the Hands • Hands • Natural gestures • Waist or higher • No hands in pockets • No nervous manipulators

  12. Effective DeliveryUses the Body • 92% of communication is non-verbal

  13. Effective DeliveryUses the Voice • Clear enunciation • Vocal energy • Avoid non-words • No gum!

  14. Effective DeliveryUses the Voice • Vocal Variety • Pitch • Rate • Volume • Vocal Energy

  15. Dress for Delivery Success • Clean and pressed • Comfortable • Well-fitting • Professional • No hats, jeans, or sneakers

  16. Effective DeliveryRequires Practice

  17. Using PowerPoint • Lighting • Aesthetic Appeal • The Two Most Important Rules

  18. Lighting and PowerPoint • Speaker needs light for non-verbal communication • Audience needs light to read / write • Effective projection requires a darkened room

  19. PowerPoint and Aesthetic Appeal • K. I. S. S. • Minimal Text • Clear Images • Strong contrast between text and background

  20. The Two Most Important Rules • Visual aids--not speaking notes • The fact that you can doesn’t mean that you should

  21. Effective Communication • Critical to your success • Starts with good planning • Requires practice • Uses the eyes, the body, the hands, and the voice purposefully • Uses visual aids effectively