Judging by today’s date (yes, nearing the end of January), you can probably guess that I am not much of one for new year resolutions. It strikes me as little more than an artificial construct to make promises that are destined to go unfulfilled.
With that said, I admit it; I’m caving in to the trend. So here are my top three resolutions for executives seeking to sharpen their communications edge:
- Hammer out your message before you talk to one more reporter, deliver your next presentation, or attempt to persuade your members of Congress.
- Practice diligently every time you prepare to communicate in public.
- Use your nonverbal skills to reinforce your message.
If you could add one more item to our list, what would it be?