Will you choose the right channel for your communication this week?

From last week’s article you may have discovered if you had one of the 10 warning signs you might lack Executive Presence.  No problem.  That’s what we’re here for.

Some of the most important decisions you’ll make, and that will effect how others judge your Executive Presence, will be which channels of communication you use when delivering different types of messages to your team, peers, or customers.

If you are looking for the next level of communication skills to develop your Executive Presence then consider this:

PRINT THIS:  as a guide to how to choose which channel of communication for which type of message whether it be face-to-face, email, letter, report, voicemail, etc.

CONSIDER THIS: Less than a third of top CEO’s are on social media.  CLICK HERE for the full article. From our own research of top-level leaders, they value competency and are excellent time managers.  Their top concerns are how to scale processes for growth, create strong ROI, and develop their team.  They know that communicating on social media is a risk as it is hard to control distribution and it takes special skills and training to measure unintended consequences from any transmission of your message.

If you want to convey a message via Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter, consider very carefully what you are sending and how it will land with people you don’t even know or have a relationship with.  Decide whether you want to build a company, serve your employees and customers or build celebrity and whether more exposure to the masses will truly improve your bottom line.   How much time will you spend crafting your social media messages?  Who are the messages intended for?  What type of Executive Presence do you want to have with people that might read your message that have no context to base it on?

REMEMBER THIS:  when creating and delivering your message.  Who is your who?  It’s not you.  It’s them.  To influence others you need to understand them and see your message from their perspective.  This takes time and effort on your part.  There’s a difference between advertising and communicating.  Advertising is where you speak to me and I may not have the ability to ask clarifying questions.  Communicating is a two-way conversation where the sender and receiver are actively engaged.  How actively engaged are the people you are delivering your message to regularly?

My preference is active engagement in these short lessons designed mostly for the leaders we coach and train.  Launch Lists are delivered to your inbox to help you stay focused on your highest level priorities throughout the week ahead.

Thank you to all the readers who have sent me a note that this resource is helping you.  Here’s one I received recently:

“Going through each of my 5 main email accounts.  I do this about once per year.  I delete 95% of the emails.  I wanted to let you know that I save every single one of yours.

Again, love what you do.”   Adam

If you are interested in finding out your leadership potential let me know.  Our team is launching a brand new series of courses entitled “Great Leadership Practices” starting the end of September.  If you meet the criteria, we’d love to have you join us.

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