You walk a fine line when you find yourself in a meeting with superiors. You need to be bold in your delivery but also reactionary when you recognize differing communication styles. Because a lot is happening and at stake, you need a good Public Speaking Course to show you what to watch out for and how to adjust your delivery for success.


Clear and Concise


Inherent distractions can sabotage your success, from having a shaky start to rambling to being cut short. Getting to the point can be elusive when you feel compelled to prove yourself and inevitably speak too much. Your Public Speaking Course will cover how to distill a large amount of information on your topic of expertise and communicate it in a more concise and digestible form. First, you must organize the information, filter it through your perspective, and deliver a bold opening statement. This technique guarantees a strong start by saying what you must say right up front. Even if they cut you off, you will have made your point and given your superiors a solid takeaway.


Recognize Communication Styles


When responding to you, your bosses and managers may utilize one (or more) of the less-than-desirable communication styles. Aggressive communicators use intimidation; complaining is a passive-aggressive approach; submissive communicators avoid confrontation, and sulking works for manipulators. Although they may have found a way to get what they want with these communication forms, your goal is to remain assertive and clear. Your Public Speaking Course will make you aware of what to look for. You can then begin to recognize whether your bosses are responding out of habit or based on the actual presentation of your ideas.


Senior Level Visibility


My favorite definition of Executive Presence is a speaker who projects that they know where they’re going and are willing to take their listeners. Developing it combines clear thoughts, confident body language, understanding meeting dynamics and clear perspective on perceptions. The work you do behind the scenes and before any meeting prepares you to speak with knowledge,, but you must prepare yourself to deliver like a CEO. Your pace should be controlled and measured. Breathe after each sentence. This will project the sense that you are considering the importance of everything you say. It will also connect you to the impulses that lead to appropriate, supportive gestures and body language.


All In a Day’s Work


You can assume that your superiors are hearing from many people during their busy day. Respect their time by giving them a clear overview with solid takeaways.