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Getting It Done: Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

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Talking Points

Lessons learned from public-speaking training can have universal application.

Peggy Pleasant, PMP

After participating in public-speaking training for more than a decade, I've learned numerous communications skills, including how to organize a speech and speak off the cuff.

But I've come to realize that the leadership lessons I've learned from public-speaking courses not only help me talk in front of crowds but also make me better at all aspects of my job.

SING PRAISES, NOT PROCESS

The speech workshops I've attended are extremely motivational. Participants are encouraged to support each other and applaud one another's efforts. My peers help me accomplish my speech goals, and vice versa.

Project managers should do the same for ...

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