Your voice is an endlessly versatile instrument – with the smallest changes in tone, volume and inflection you can express the full range of emotions from depression to joy, from enthusiasm to lethargy, from pessimism to optimism.
When presenting inject variations in tempo, volume, tone, etc. to make what you are saying interesting and to underline and emphasize key points with the emotional depth and color only your voice can add. Continue reading “COLOR YOUR PRESENTATIONS” »
I owe it to myself to live up to the highest standards. I owe it to myself to provide legendary excellence … At the end of the day, we try not to boil the ocean but just look for the best win-wins’, he told her…”
…people at this company were always ‘drilling down and disintermediating the dialogue… driving maximum functionality, with end-to-end mission-critical competence to incent high-level blue-ocean change.’”
A former world leader is credited with an analogy of goal setting that saw him as the head of the pride of lions – and all of the opportunities in his life as either big prey like antelopes or small prey like rabbits.
Unless a lion is absolutely dying of hunger it won’t chase smaller animals, like rabbits, that offer a quick kill. Why?
Because even if he caught one it wouldn’t fill him, never mind his family. And there’s always a chance that he’d fail to catch the rabbit and end up even more tired and hungry.
However, even when weakened by hunger to the extent that the effort could kill him, the sight of an antelope shimmering into view miles away across the plain moves the lion to commit to a hunt – because success would fill his pride’s bellies and assure their survival.
A single-minded focus upon clearly defined antelopes characterizes all successful businesspeople.