INVEST IN YOUR CAREERHELPING MID-CAREER EXPERTS COMMUNICATE COMPLEX IDEAS
Do you experience the curse of knowledge?
Many executives tell me their good ideas do not get the traction they deserve. They tell me they
- Leave leadership forums with more questions than answers, and are often asked to come back again before a decision will be made
- Work nights and weekends reworking the same recommendation after repeated rejections
- See their peers being promoted first because they have strong communication skills.
A lack of clarity may be costing you a great deal.
LEARN TO MAKE THE COMPLEX CLEAR & THE CLEAR COMPELLINGJoin motivated professionals learning to engage decision making audiences in complex ideas, including those outside your technical area.
Understand your audience
Say what matters. Understand your audience deeply so you can craft messages that land with any audience, any time.
Get to the point. You don’t have to be a natural born communicator to engage a business audience, but you do need a clear point of view that motivates them to action.
Communicate like a leader
Anywhere, any time. Using our So What Strategy framework you’ll get faster responses, quicker approvals, better decisions and stand out for the right reasons.
Know where to
start every time
Tired of staring blankly at the keyboard? Know the exact steps to take any time you sit down to communicate. This involves first designing your communication strategy, developing your storyline and delivering the appropriate form of communication, whether that be an email, a paper, a PowerPoint or something creative to grab attention. Equally, you might need to think through your messages for a Huddle or Stand Up.
ADD MORE VALUE
Get faster approvals
Clarify your main message, deliver it early and get faster results. Most likely, you will also deliver significantly shorter communication that packs a more powerful punch than usual. Not only will it respect the analytical integrity of your analysis, it will do greater justice to your insights.
SAVE (lots of) TIME
Use our rigorously tested storyline patterns built on the back of decades helping executives across hundreds of organistions and disciplines. We'll also give you sample documents that you can cut and paste from.
EXPERIENCE GREATER SATISFACTION AT WORK
Experience less friction from stakeholders
Learn how to engage stakeholders more quickly in your ideas while also massively cutting the rework required during the process. Discover new and more enjoyable ways to collaborate with your team too.
STRETCH WITHOUT STRESSINGA powerful program delivered to accommodate demanding and unpredictable professional schedules. Here's how it works:
LEVEL 1 – START CLARIFYING YOUR THINKING USING STORYLINES
Learn how to distil
messages that cut through
Start learning immediately. You will learn how to build a storyline in your own time by completing a powerful set of online modules while being supported by me and your program peers.
We offer regular live challenge sessions to offer feedback and advice on real situations.
We also support you through a growing library of recorded Sound Bites, lengthier Hot Seat recordings and a range of tools and templates.
Once you complete the core curriculum you are ready to join in a skill-building sprint.
Most people will complete this level in chunks over 2-3 months.
LEVEL 2 – BENEFIT FROM STORYLINING IN MORE SITUATIONS
Participate in skill
The Sprint Program takes your communication skills to the next level.
Participating live or via the recordings, you will dive more deeply into our So What Strategy framework while also exploring our seven most commonly used storyline patterns.
You will hear how others are using the ideas and gain practical strategies for applying the concepts in your own work.
Participants often say they are surprised how much they can learn from other participants.
Everyone benefits as participants each bring a wealth of experience from a range of disciplines.
LEVEL 3 – MASTER A WIDE RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL SETTINGS
Once you have completed the sprint, you can continue working toward mastery in smaller groups.
Current members include those who need to align complex stakeholder groups around major pitches and team leaders wanting fresh eyes on their papers and proposals. Others seek thought partners to work out the best way to delegate so they can turn their team's performance around.
Yet others are focused on maintaining momentum as they strive to make the approach become second nature.
They say they enjoy the regular working sessions as they have nobody at work sufficiently skilled to offer meaningful communication advice. They also prefer to receive support in a safe place away from their (competitive?) peers.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to hear what they say.
A library of practical resources to help improve your communication and save time right from video 1
Clarity First supports you as you learn at your own pace alongside a global network of motivated professionals at your stage of development.
First, learn the core concepts, and then build as you apply them to an increasingly wide range of practical situations.
This training gave me tools & templates to implement. I implemented and realised the results straight away.
People came to me and provided feedback about the tremendous change in my clear communication approach.
Highly recommended, Thanks a lot Davina !!!
Mark, senior manager, Data Quality
Access the core curriculum anywhere, any time on any device. The So What Strategy curriculum includes 7 hours of videos (each 3 to 15 minutes long) supported by a mix of theoretical and practical challenges.
Access materials that match your program level, eg Sound Bites offering practical tips, recordings of Q&A sessions, Hot Seats showcasing the So What Strategy at work on real examples, and MasterClasses, Tools and Templates.
Share ideas with with motivated peers also working to become great communicators.
Sign up for live sessions that match your learning stagel, eg Q&A, coaching sessions, MasterClasses and Sprints,
Learn from our recent live sessions even if you can't be there in person.
Find answers to your technical storylining questions among this extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions.
join the program for $149 per month
STEP CLOSER TO COMMUNICATING LIKE A LEADER TODAY
A BIT ABOUT DAVINA
I have had the pleasure of helping smart people all over the world to clarify and communicate complex ideas for the past 20+ years.
I began this work when I joined McKinsey & Company in Hong Kong as a Communication Specialist and have built a team of eight here in Australia that helps others see their good ideas get the traction they deserve.
The structured approach that I teach, the So What Strategy, helps people from almost every discipline.
It offers a universal thinking process that enables you to articulate the breakthrough lurking beneath the surface of your communication.
Scroll down to hear what participants say.