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The Leader's Guide to Speaking with Presence by John Baldoni

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CHAPTER 1

THE SOUND OF YOUR LEADERSHIP SPEECH

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SOMETIMES REFLECTIONS on leadership lead us to unconventional places. Communication is central to a leader's ability to connect with others. One way leaders connect is through a formal presentation, that is, a speech. The types of speeches are infinite in style and content, but there is something more important than the style or content of a speech, and that is its ability to engage the heart and mind. And for that reason, I like to draw a parallel with something else that does the same, a piece ...

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