Communicate Like A Rock Star by Joseph Lalonde | Presentation Skills

Did you ever notice how effective many musicians are at communicating?

OK, I know not all of them are (Ryan Adams, I’m thinking of you) but the real stars are experts at it. Most of them have a great mix of talent and training in communicating well.

So what is it that makes them great? Joseph Lalonde is going to answer that below. He is a youth leader at Oak Crest Church of God and an awesome writer. He usually writes at his blog, where he shares leadership tools and encourages you to become a better leader, but today we’re blessed by his wisdom here. I encourage you to connect with him on Twitter as well. He’s got some good stuff in both places.

Take it away Joe…

Communicate Like a Rock Star
Can you remember the last time you went to a rock concert?

The music was loud. The crowd was excited. The singer may have shared a few words.

There was energy in the room. People were ready to listen to the guys on stage.

They couldn’t wait to get what the band offered.

Have you been able to create an energy like this in your organization? My guess is most likely not.

Your presentations may be dull. They don’t catch the attention of the audience. And those who heard you speak may not remember what you said.

If you’re there, I’d like to encourage you to begin communicating like a rock star. It could change the way you communicate forever.

How to Hammer Your Priorities Home

How do I get my team to understand what is important?

Hammering Nail

When Jack asked me that, what he was really saying is, “How do I get my team to understand me?”

Jack was like many entrepreneurs. He was full of ideas, always chasing the next big thing, and his team was reflective of his personality.

But there was a big problem: they often ignored the big priorities, no matter how important they were to Jack.

“What are your priorities?” I asked. Jack rattled off a list of six items as if they were a part of a script.