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13 Tips from 13 Effective Communicators

Just came across this amazing post by my friend, Scott Williams, on “13 Tips To Be An Effective Communicator”.

I thought I’d steal it and send the credit back to him (lol).

Jack Welch, Former CEO of General Electric

  • Best Communication Asset: Simplicity
  • Tip: Eliminate jargon.

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple

  • Best Communication Asset: Charisma
  • Tip: Create and articulate a bold vision.

Meg Whitman, CEO of Ebay

  • Best Communication Asset: Penchant for listening
  • Tip: Seek feedback.

John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems

  • Best Communication Asset: Preparedness
  • Tip: Review and rehearse your presentation.

David Neeleman, CEO of JetBlue Airways

  • Best Communication Asset: Talent for storytelling
  • Tip: Tell tales that inspire.

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks

  • Best Communication Asset: Passion
  • Tip: Identify and share what you’re passionate about.

Suze Orman, Author and TV Host

  • Best Communication Asset: Clarity of expression
  • Tip: Break down complex information into easy parts.

Rudy Giuliani, Former NYC Mayor

  • Best Communication Asset: Ability to make eye contact
  • Tip: Spend 90% of the time looking at your audience.

John Thompson, CEO of Symantec

  • Best Communication Asset: Facileness with optimistic language
  • Tip: Employ powerful and positive words.

Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Siemens

  • Best Communication Asset: Ability to reinvent
  • Tip: Stay fresh, remain current.

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle

  • Best Communication Asset: Looking like a leader
  • Tip: Pay attention to what your wardrobe says about you.

Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Group

  • Best Communication Asset: Generosity with praise
  • Tip: Lavish appropriate praise on employees, customers, and colleagues.

Scott Williams, Campus Pastor for the Northwest Oklahoma City Campus of LifeChurch.tv

  • Best Communication Asset: Being yourself
  • Tip: Don’t try to emulate or be someone else, people recognize a phony from a mile away.  Do You!  It’s a Statement… Not a Question!

Jack Welch (Former CEO of General Electric):

Best communication asset: Simplicity   Tip: Eliminate jargon.

Steve Jobs (CEO of Apple)- Best communication asset: Charisma  Tip: Create and articulate a bold vision.

Meg Whitman (CEO of Ebay)- Best communication asset: Penchant for listening  Tip: Seek feedback.

John Chambers (CEO of Cisco Systems)- Best communication asset: Preparedness  Tip: Review and rehearse your presentation.

David Neeleman (CEO of JetBlue Airways)- Best communication asset: Talent for storytelling  Tip: Tell tales that inspire.

Howard Schultz (CEO of Starbucks)- Best communication asset: Passion  Tip: Identify and share what you’re passionate about.

Suze Orman (Author, TV Host)- Best communication asset: Clarity of expression  Tip: Break down complex information into easy parts.

Rudy Giuliani (Former NYC Mayor)- Best communication asset: Ability to make eye contact  Tip: Spend 90% of the time looking at your audience.

John Thompson(CEO of Symantec)- Best communication asset: Facileness with optimistic language  Tip: Employ powerful and positive words.

Klaus Kleinfeld (CEO of Siemens)- Best communication asset: Ability to reinvent  Tip: Stay fresh, remain current.

Larry Ellison (CEO of Oracle)- Best communication asset: Looking like a leader  Tip: Pay attention to what your wardrobe says about you.

Richard Branson (CEO of Virgin Group)- Best communication asset: Generosity with praise  Tip: Lavish appropriate praise on employees, customers, and colleagues.

Scott Williams (CEO of This Blog)- Best communication asset: Being yourself   Tip: Don’t try to emulate or be someone else, people recognize a phony from a mile away.  Do You!  It’s a Statement… Not a Question!

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