Do you ever wonder if your papers and presentations hit the mark, or if your stakeholders are just being nice?
Today one of my clients laughed and said that at the end of our program, he now has a very different view of what good looks like.
After learning new strategies for clarifying the desired outcome for his communication and then how to structure a message that achieves that outcome, he sees the world differently.
So, I thought I'd share with you the top five questions that he and his colleagues now ask when reviewing their papers and presentations. Does the communication ….
S – Set the scene quickly by drawing the audience toward one insightful message?
C – Convey the right balance of strategic and operational detail?
O – Organise the ideas in a well-structured hierarchy?
R – Ready the audience for a productive discussion?
E – Engage the audience using a medium, style and tone that suits them?
This is one of the frameworks we'll focus on in my upcoming Board Paper Bootcamp programs.
I will host one for the European and American time zones during October and another for Australian and American time zones in March.
I hope that helps. More next week.
PS – You can learn more about this framework inside the Clarity Hub too. It's free (for now).