Leadership Styles: What Type of Style Should You Adopt?

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On the other hand, without a solid leadership methodology, all your efforts may result in minimal impact. So let’s take a closer look at the different types of leadership styles, formalized by social scientists, along with explanations on when each of them works best at the workplace.

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On women & speaking up in meetings: Lessons after JLaw's essay

The Eloquent Woman

It's great that actor Jennifer Lawrence got us thinking again about women and how they (mostly don't) speak up in meetings. This prompted a lot of discussion, as well as an Alexandra Petri article in the Washington Post, Famous quotes, the way a woman would have to say them in a meeting. Italics added] So the problem isn't that you are incompetent in meetings. A simple way we take women out of the lineup for speaking in workplace meetings is to ask them take notes.

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Executive Presence Demonstrated

Speaking Freely

Executive presence is at play when a person walks into a board room, a staff meeting, or a negotiations session and the room goes quiet. Communication Confidence executive presence Leadership Presence Leadership presence This quiet reception is a sign of respect which is the demonstration of high regard for an individual due to his or her personal qualities and achievements. Executive presence earns […].

Fireside Chat: How it can Effectively Replace a Conventional Presentation

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What made these radio addresses stand out was their informal tone, which allowed Roosevelt to quell rumors, convince the public regarding his policies and instill a sense of confidence among the American people in his leadership. During Company Meetings.

2019 52

Who's the most powerful person in the room?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Sociologists Stanford Gregory and Stephen Webster of Kent State University conducted some fascinating research into the question of leadership at a very simple level.  Gregory and Webster found that in conversations and meetings, people rapidly match each other’s low -frequency sounds. In short, to have a productive conversation or meeting, we need to literally be on the same wavelength!

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Workplace Mentorship: A Guide for Leaders

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Determine the Optimal Type of Mentoring Meeting Formats. As a study among chief financial officers suggests, 38% of respondents named ‘the ability to develop leadership skills’ as the biggest benefit of mentorship. Determine the Optimal Type of Mentoring Meeting Formats.

Team Management and How to Lead by Example

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Leadership is often deemed as a divine gift by many. Leadership can make or break an organization. In other words, it was the lack of good leadership which resulted in employees leaving their job. Related article: Toxic Leadership at Workspace.

2020 56

10 Ways a Contestant Can Add Value to their District

Speak and Deliver

I've found most clubs more than happy to bring contestants in, and they'll often promote that they have a 'World Championship Contestant' in order to fill their room. Volunteer at your TLI - the next big project for your district after the Conferences is the Toastmaster Leadership Institute. at Arms, or a room host! You'll get good practice in a non-TM environment, and meet a lot of amazing people. Volunteer for a role - ANY ROLE - at a demo meeting.

2015 71

Toastmasters Friday: Toasty Resolutions for New Years'

Speak and Deliver

Some Districts are better than others at putting on events, but if you have a big TLI (Toastmasters Leadership Institute), go meet some new people and head to an ed session you wouldn't normally attend. Give a presentation from the Successful Club Series or Leadership Excellence Series. at Arms, and set the room up in a new formation. Attend an officer's meeting.

2011 60

Why most public speaking advice doesn’t seem to work for you

Speaking about Presenting

To begin with I was only involved in the back-end, doing the administration and helping at the back of the room during training courses. But after having watched Tony a few hundred times I decided I could be at the front of the room too. In making this distinction between what works for introverts and extroverts I acknowledge the thought leadership of Susan Cain , author of “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.”

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How to Decide Between Top Down & Bottom Up Management Styles

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For decades, the predominant management style at most companies has been top down management, where leadership at the top of an organization dictates strategy and tasks for subordinates to carry out. Top down management is also known as autocratic leadership. Leadership.

Six Speaking Skills You Need For Managing a Crisis

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

As the official spokesperson for the hotel, Gregory was expected to build and/or maintain the company’s image and explain the hotel’s position during his presentation to a room filled with hawkish reporters. Absolute statements such as the latter leave room for debate and may make one appear to be defensive – which ironically, leaves one open to even more attacks. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

How to Arrange the Chairs for Your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

Position yourself in the room so that all members are as equidistant from you as possible. That would be the case where you stand at the front of a long narrow room. Few people want to sit butt cheek-to-cheek so if they have a choice they will sit in every second chair which makes your room look half empty. As the room fills, you can remove the signs or tape. If you speak in a board room and know the names of the attendees, you might wish to pre-assign seating.

2012 51

Are You Hungry for Growth?

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

However, what struck me most from yesterday’s Joint Meeting involving 4 Toastmasters Clubs from 3 Universities was the intense desire for growth. Even though I had to miss a big part of the meeting, I could appreciate and sense their intense desire for improvement, and the commitment they had towards bettering themselves! Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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Toastmasters in the U.S.

Pro Humorist

The great thing about Toastmasters is that essentially you can pretty much go to any meeting around the world and find like-minded people. The picture I paint of Toastmasters here in Chicago, is based upon three different clubs that I’ve been to and about half a dozen meetings accumulatively across those clubs. Here’s what I mean; most of the meetings I’ve been to, the Table Topics Master doesn’t recruit potential speakers before the meeting begins.

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Toastmasters in the U.S.

Pro Humorist

The great thing about Toastmasters is that essentially you can pretty much go to any meeting around the world and find like-minded people. The picture I paint of Toastmasters here in Chicago, is based upon three different clubs that I’ve been to and about half a dozen meetings accumulatively across those clubs. Here’s what I mean; most of the meetings I’ve been to, the Table Topics Master doesn’t recruit potential speakers before the meeting begins.

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5 public speaking lessons from a college president

Speak Schmeak

There's been a lot of turmoil over the past couple of years at SBCC, and our community has been hoping for positive changes in conjunction with the change in leadership, so this was a great opportunity to hear what's been going on at City College -- and hopefully not just a sales pitch. Dr. Gaskin started off the evening by networking her way around the room, introducing herself to the members of the group.

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If you're a professional speaker, who is your customer?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  But over the long term, a professional speaker has to take care of at least one other 'audience' just as carefully:  the meeting planners that hire her.    Your customers are indeed the meeting planners, and you'd better treat them well.    And yet the speaker behaved badly from start to finish, making unreasonable demands of the meeting planners and complaining about everything. 

Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness with the Denison Organizational Culture Survey

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The model provides two surveys namely the Denison Culture Survey and the Leadership 360 Development Survey as a part of a diagnostic mechanism for measuring the effectiveness of organizational culture. Organizational Growth: Meeting Mission and Adaptability.

2020 52

Public speaking practice for the self-employed

Speak Schmeak

We don't all have regular office meetings and reports to give when we work for ourselves, so how can we take those baby steps to get started in public speaking? Some organizations even go around the room giving each person a chance to talk for up to 30 seconds or a minute. where you can practice either a leadership role or just raising your hand in public! Lead meetings or give reports; there are lots of ways to contribute.

More ways to practice public speaking

Speak Schmeak

We don't all have regular office meetings and reports to give when we work for ourselves, so how can we take those baby steps to get started in public speaking? Some organizations even go around the room giving each person a chance to talk for up to 30 seconds or a minute. where you can practice either a leadership role or just raising your hand in public! Lead meetings or give reports; there are lots of ways to contribute.

What is an Innovation Strategy and Why Your Company Needs One?

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Clothes retailers are pioneering with “smart changing rooms”, virtual stylists and voice shopping. Clearly, the people at Amazon are doing a grand job of anticipating the future and crafting the innovations to meet it. Leadership Must Push.

2020 60

Don’t Make this Stupid Mistake #13

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Whether the situation involves sales, a training class, a meeting, a networking event, or you are speaking from a large stage, the people in the room want to be acknowledged. If you are in charge of a meeting, or the speaker at an event, go out of your way to welcome people, respect their time and let them know you understand their frustrations. Even when you have no leadership responsibilities in a situation, make the first move to introduce yourself to others. .

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How to Create an Effective Brainstorming Process in Your Company

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When everyone’s in the room, there will always be super eager participants. Reigning them in and “forcing” them to engage in a longer-term session is a challenge for leadership, but a necessary one. Group brainstorming activities just take time – more than leadership may first imagine. If not, they tire of such meetings and become unwilling and unenthusiastic participants.

2019 62

Where were you when the tech went out?

More than PowerPoint...

The event coordinator gave me a firm 50 minutes to speak — no wiggle room! I find that no one is ever upset if a meeting runs short (but heaven help you if it goes long!). Remember, you’re in a position of leadership when you stand in front of a crowd. Well, it happened again. — and a nifty state-of-the-art presentation system. I love walking into a building with shiny new equipment!

2013 62

Manhattan Ethos of Extreme Success - Andrea Liu, 26, Takes Her Own Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There seems to be a kind of influential Greek Chorus which continually chants that you aren't meeting all the criteria for extreme success. The rooms of recovery are jam-packed with those who tried the latter, through boozing and other substances.  Coaching, auditing, lecturing, and writing/ghostwriting thought leadership content on ageism. Today, Andrea Liu, 26, joins the long list of names of accomplished professionals who took their own lives.

2018 40

Toastmasters Friday: My Road to DTM - CHECK!

Speak and Deliver

Yet, my typical conversation when I meet Toastmasters outside of my district typically go like this: Them: "You''re a DTM, right?" Tough to complete the District Leadership requirement when you''re in 94 contests in a 10 year span. Leadership role? High Performance Leadership project? You didn''t have to have an effective HPL (High Performance Leadership) project, as long as you produced something. I''ve been a Toastmaster for almost 15 years.

2014 67

Networking with a difference

Kuhnke Communication

Elizabethkuhnke's Blog Entries (RSS) Comments (RSS) Home About Elizabeth Make the most of your meetings Stand Tall Networking with a difference Posted by: Kuhnke Communication on: March 16, 2011 In: Communication | Lifestyle | Miscellaneous Comment! In addition, our guest speaker, Jacqueline Harris of Auric Results, will be sharing her thoughts and insights about Connected Leadership.

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Networking with a difference

Kuhnke Communication

Elizabethkuhnke's Blog Entries (RSS) Comments (RSS) Home About Elizabeth Make the most of your meetings Stand Tall Networking with a difference Posted by: Kuhnke Communication on: March 16, 2011 In: Communication | Lifestyle | Miscellaneous Comment! In addition, our guest speaker, Jacqueline Harris of Auric Results, will be sharing her thoughts and insights about Connected Leadership.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

And here are more tips for working the room when you're the shyest person in it , via LinkedIn. Let's meet in London: I'm giving the closing keynote at the spring Leadership & Communication Conference of the European Speechwriter Network and the UK Speechwriters Guild , which attracts speechwriters and speaking pros from the UK, Europe, the U.S.

2013 57

How to Speak & Offend Part III of IV: How to Speak & Offend Your Fellow Toastmasters - and Soon the World

Speak and Deliver

Toastmasters - the worldwide non-profit dedicated to helping people develop public speaking and leadership skills - is the perfect place to be offensive. You will find a corporate club - say the one that meets at lunch on the sixth floor in your company tower - to be significantly different in makeup and manner than a local community club meeting at your library. Some clubs meet at churches or other public venues that might hamper the discussion of certain topics.

2013 59

Alcoholism No Longer Sexy Topic - But Growing Problem Among Aging Professionals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At a 12-step recovery meeting, a newcomer apologized for simply being an alcoholic. Most of the others in the room were there primarily for opioids and crack. Coaching, auditing, lecturing, and writing/ghostwriting thought leadership content on ageism. "I am a dino, I know," he said. Alcohol had been a side dish. Drugs steal the show because they can be fatal - instantly. That grabs headlines and commentary by politicos.

2018 40

5 books for the introverted speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Take advantage of the introverted edge: The Introvert's Guide to Success in Business and Leadership author Lisa Petrilli has a host of suggestions for ways to take conferences and meetings and other business exchanges and make them more comfortable and effective for introverts. It's easy to get overwhelmed in a roomful of people, each of whom requires a new introduction and conversation.

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So You Want to be Mayor of Burlington

Executive Speech Coach

I attended a public meeting to hear from the candidates for mayor. He might be a good back room researcher but not a leader. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer.

Toastmasters Friday the 13th: PR Ideas That Never Die

Speak and Deliver

Last Saturday morning, from 8 am til 1 pm, District 26 held its "Denver" TLI (Toastmasters Leadership Institute) training for officers and members of the organization. After the workshop, they held another round of educational sessions, on everything from Leadership opportunities with TM to livening up your Competent Communicator manual to connecting with your audience. They acknowledged the elephant in the room, but didn't dwell on it. If Jason can survive, so can your club.

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12 famous speeches by women on disability

The Eloquent Woman

humanizing the epidemic even as she called for leadership action. Princess Diana spoke about the need for a ban on landmines in terms of the disabling costs to civilians in countries torn apart by war, detailing surgery and prosthetic device costs and describing her meetings with survivors of landmine accidents. In The Eloquent Woman Index of famous speeches by women , disability is a recurring theme.

2015 87

Keeping it real with Mozilla Tech Speakers: Case study

The Eloquent Woman

As we were scoping the program, the Mozilla Foundation leadership was articulating a Participation Plan for working with our volunteer community. Mark Surman’s plan took the position that contribution must be a reciprocal relationship, a virtuous circle of give and take in which the volunteer meets needs and/or achieves goals of their own, and Mozilla inspires the contributor’s keenest abilities and highest caliber contribution.

2016 63

Chairing a conference: How did I do? Lessons for chairs from #esnbxl

The Eloquent Woman

I didn''t initially intend to blog about chairing the European Speechwriters Network autumn leadership and communication conference in Brussels. Get a feel for the space: I have the preparedness gene, so I checked out photos of the room online and made sure I dropped by the venue the day before when the organizer would be there. Have redundant systems: We were in a room with a permanent setup for panels and news conferences, with a great sound system.

2013 73

Dow Down Almost 230, Economic Pessimism Highest Since 2013 - We Aging May Never Come Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, if the recession is a whopper, we are not going to make ends meet. If you didn't sell the house, rent out rooms.   Coaching, auditing, lecturing, and writing/ghostwriting thought leadership content on ageism. Oh, no. At the time of this writing - 10:15 A.M. ET, the Dow is down almost 230.    The recent NBC/The Wall Street Journal poll found this: Those interviewed are more pessimistic about the economy than at any time since 2013.

2018 43

What to do when your speech follows a tragedy

The Eloquent Woman

Our meeting came right on the heels of the invasion. So I suggested she make a series of acknowledgments that, taken together, would show how many people in the room were touched by the war. By the end, nearly everyone in the room was standing, a visible measure of involvement that was both silent and moving--and far more respectful than a typical show of hands. On Saturday, I had two coaching clients heading to the stage.

2015 72

Interview with Sunni Brown: Doodler, Gameist and 2011 TED Speaker

Duarte Blog

She lights up a room. and to get really good at leading meetings. Leadership had been cascading messages from the top – that the company needed to be agile and adapt to new technologies, that its market share wasn’t going to stop decreasing unless they seriously redirected the ship, that they needed to be relational with customers rather than transactional – but the group had been in a sort of collective denial.

2011 65

Which audience do you like better?

Speak Schmeak

They're either captive in a classroom or in a conference room, but either way, they're not there by choice. He prefers the leadership-type groups where everyone is already open to participating and learning. I loved walking into a room where the kids sat slumped, arms crossed and looking at the floor, and ending up with a group who had engaged, participated and even learned. Which audience do you prefer: the one who is mandated or the one who chooses to be there?

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How to Control Others' Body Language - Is Body Language Necessary? - 4

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

The final step in this process of putting your unconscious mind to work for you in a conscious way is to manage the flow of communication between you and your audience, or in that meeting, or that conversation.    Begin by mirroring the people in the room, or the folks that you’re chatting with, to make them comfortable.    But the payoffs in terms of persuasiveness, charisma, and leadership will be well worth it.