Parlaying Your Podium Power

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to leverage your public speaking skills. Reading time: 2:38.

          You’ve got your business degree in hand and your job is going well. Now it’s time to focus on getting that promotion.

         Your climb to the top begins the first time you step UP onto a podium and exercise your power to persuade others to follow you.

          In stepping UP onto the podium you get your chance to convince upper management of your discipline and integrity to represent the company — in general.

          In stepping UP onto the podium, you reinforce your staff’s  commitment and conviction to work more collaboratively and productively — in particular.

          No wonder that alumni from the business school at the University of Michigan credited their communications skills more than their business or financial acumen in earning their first promotion.

         To help you focus on developing your powers of public speaking, let’s scan the history books for what other leaders say about the potency of Podium Power:  For example, with your public speaking skills sharpened you can become more durable than a king. Continue reading “Parlaying Your Podium Power”