Why Leadership and Customer Communication Skills Need to Take Centre Stage as AI Adoption Heats up

AI will demand superion leadership communication skillsAre you ready for how AI or Artificial Intelligence will tranform workplaces in most every industry and demand a widespread upgrading of leadership communication skills?

Here’s what’s happening folks. After decades of fits, starts and false dawns about what robotics or machines could do…

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Video Marketing Tips: How to Achieve a More Personal Connection on Camera – Podcast 87

Speaking to camera tips Via Ian BrodieWhat does it take to speak to camera in a natural, warm and inviting way – paving the way to more interesting and engaging video marketing content?

I’m going to let you into a secret. Chances are, even if you’re an experienced public speaker (and I include myself and other pro speakers in this comment), few people ace their first few videos.

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Why You Never Want Audiences to Admire Your Speaking Performances

Seek connection ahead of performance when speakingWhat makes you gravitate towards, enjoy and place greater value in one speaker ahead of another?

At one of the many late night networking discussions held at a bar (well, it would rude not to) during the recent annual American professional speakers’ marque conference – NSA Influence – in Florida, I was especially struck by a fascinating conversation with a collection of my fellow pro speakers from around the globe (from Ireland, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, the United States, and more).

The topic was this: Which of the event speakers who had spoken by then did we rate most highly and why?

And despite differences you might expect for cultural, topic preference or other reasons, pretty much everyone went for the same top speakers and gave remarkably similar reasons for their choices.

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What You Should Learn From Awesome Speakers (And Why Imitation is Folly)

Learn from JFK Public SpeakingIf you want to hone your speaking skills, should you check out the best practices of awesome speakers and make it your business to learn from these folks so you can emulate or even imitate what they do?

After all, why reinvent the wheel if you don’t have to and weren’t Mark Twain and George Bernard Shaw right when they said:

  • “There’s no such thing as a new idea. That’s impossible.” and
  • “Imitation isn’t just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning”.

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