The Olympic Games are considered to be the world’s leading sports competition, bringing together premier athletes from over 200 countries across the world. These athletes have been selected by their respective countries as the best of the best in their sport. Not all of us can be Olympic athletes, but we can all be leaders in our chosen fields if we can first master the art of effective communication.
Whether you are addressing a board room full of peers or just talking with coworkers around the water cooler, clear communication is essential, especially when you have something important to say. As a telecom sales professional, it is imperative to communicate clearly, confidently and convincingly if you plan to build your business.
What does it take to communicate with impact and influence? Here are a few communication tools necessary to get the results, responses and decisions you want.
- Focus: Stick to the facts and focus your message in a clear and compelling way. Articulate your message without trailing off on tangents, making it hard for your audience to follow.
- Reassure: Be confident in your communication and reassure your audience. Think on your feet when handling questions and objections and give examples to support your message.
- Diversify and entertain: Use the right mix and type of information to support your idea or message. Diversify by stating the facts and incorporating stories and examples.
Most professionals strive to effectively communicate their ideas comfortably and confidently. Learning how to focus and diversify your message will allow you to deliver your message in a clear and compelling way while increasing your credibility. Set yourself a part as an Olympian in communication and as a telecom channel partner and create a positive, lasting impression on your audience.
What makes you an Olympic communicator? Did we miss any tips for delivering an impactful message? Share your comments below.