You’ve probably heard hundreds of times that you should have your elevator speech ready to go. What you likely haven’t heard, is that it’s not supposed to be a speech, after all.
In this week’s episode, Tom Henschel, host of The Look & Sound of Leadership podcast, returned to challenge the traditional notion of the elevator speech. He also taught us three qualities for these “speeches” that, if we’ll follow, will help us leverage executive presence.
Check out the notes and three qualities here.
Weekly Guide: Related Episodes
- CFL272: Enhance Your Executive Presence
- CFL279: How to Grow Your Professional Network
- CFL300: Tom Henschel Interviews Dave
Weekly Guide: Articles
Forget About Inspiration. This Is the Real Key to Getting Motivated: Just like courage comes before confidence, action comes before motivation.
A TED Speaker Coach Shares 11 Tips for Right Before You Go On Stage: Lots of good ones here. I especially like #10 (a lot of people doubt it, but it’s almost always true).
Cultural Differences in Communication Between the Japanese and Americans: I noticed past guest Erin Meyer sharing this article. Important to know if you interact with either culture — I would have made the same mistake.
Science Reveals Why We Don’t Like Some People: Good checkpoints here both for what to avoid and what to do better. For the record, I appreciate it anytime someone in our audience points out a typo.
Psychology Beats Business Training When it Comes to Entrepreneurship: More evidence as to why the people stuff is so critical.
Weekly Guide: Audio
7 Steps to Landing Professional Development Funding: I’m often asked by leaders for advice on how to make the case for funding a professional development activity. The seven steps in this MemberCast detail the key strategies I’ve seen work best.
Weekly Guide: Video
Weekly Guide: Books
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway: Tom Henschel and I discovered our mutual affection for this book awhile back. If you find they you’re the one most holding you back right now, I highly recommend picking it up.
The next episode is our monthly Q&A show. Bonni and I will be taking your questions on leadership. Submit your question for consideration.