Communication is the skill to acquire in this new millennium. Stuart R. Levine, the former C.E.O. of Dale Carnegie & Associates, believes that success in the future will be determined by individuals and organizations that can establish quality human relationships.
Success in the future will be determined by leadership. The ability to communicate, develop, empower teams, and listen more effectively. These leaders will have to communicate and motivate far more effectively in conditions of near constant change. Stuart R. Levine quotes Malcolm Forbes, CEO of the business magazine that bears his family name, saying, “The micro-chip is extending the reach of the human brain like machines extended the reach of the human muscle in the last century. Today’s computers are the railroads and the highways of transportation. Information is raw material and the winners will be those who know how to communicate and listen effectively.”
Basic resources for writing speeches:
Analogies – Word Pictures – Anecdotes
Enhance the effectiveness of your speech with word pictures, anecdotes, and illustrations. Over 50 word pictures to spruce up your presentation.
A selection of my favorite quotes. Add credibility to your talk with powerful quotations.
Don’t forget about entertainment value. Add a joke and some humor. This represents a selection of some of my favorite jokes. Remember: The mind can only absorb what the seat can endure.
A simple and effective way to write speeches and deliver effective oral communications. There is also some sample speeches written and delivered at a TI meeting for more ideas and examples of the Rule of 3.
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Public speaking and communication learning organizations:
One of the pioneers of public speaking was Ralph C. Smedley the founder of Toastmasters International. The first Toastmasters club was established on October 22, 1924, in Santa Ana, California, by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley, who conceived and developed the idea of helping others to speak more effectively. More clubs were formed, and Toastmasters International was incorporated under California law on December 19, 1932.
T.M.I. now has over 8500 clubs world wide that can help you develop better communication, listening and leadership skills at an very affordable cost. Visit T.M.I. at http://www.toastmasters.org find a club near you and learn more about the organization and how they can benefit you in developing the leader within.