What influences your leadership decisions? Eileen N. Sinett, author of Speaking That Connects, posits that when experience and knowledge are equal amongst professionals, approachability and likeability can tip the scales in favor of one person over another.
Your ability to communicate is one of your leadership trump cards. Your words anchor and explain your strategic vision and plans, yet they are only a part of your communication. Personal image, body language and voice also have impact for sure, but they aren’t the complete communication picture either. Instead, it’s more the integration of one’s inner voice (conviction, sincerity, kindness) and outer voice (tone, emphasis, cadence and pause) that influence audiences to nod “yes.” Well-articulated and voiced ideas are essential, and they represent one of the leadership trump cards.
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