A leader’s most important job is to communicate. Every day, whether in a meeting or a presentation, a water-cooler conversation or a formal speech, his or her ability to craft and deliver a clear message, one the audience will believe, is the tipping point between forgettable and transformational.
John Baldoni's new book, The Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence, is a concise tool kit containing more than 100 practical tips for creating and communicating meaningful messages with presence and authority.
Readers will discover how to:
- Present their ideas clearly and provide context
- Radiate confidence and put the audience at ease
- Refine their delivery
- Use stories to inform, involve, and inspire
- Leverage the energy of any room
- Convey optimism tempered with reality to gain buy-in
- Turn PowerPoint presentations into performance
"To be truly effective, a leader’s words need to ring true, and his or her delivery needs to be authentic", explains Baldoni. "This handy little guide helps readers achieve the kind of genuine presence that leads to lasting trust and quantifiable influence."
Baldoni president of Baldoni Consulting LLC, is an internationally recognized executive coach, speaker, and author of a dozen leadership books.
In 2013, Global Gurus International ranked him No. 14 on its list of the world’s top 30 leadership experts. He has written over 400 columns for the online sites of Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Fast Company.