- Watch what you email. Note: See Sony email hijacking scandal.
- Add metaphors to your message.
- Have an open facial expression AKA a smile.
- Write down the funny stuff that happens to you and see if you can use these anecdotes to help make your point.
- Use more stories. Rule is: Story – point – take away. OR Point – story – take away.
- Stop doing bullet points on PowerPoint. Bullets kill.
- Think about your three main points/reasons/issues per message.
- Compliment your team/prospect/clients specifically and sincerely.
- Remember that less is more.
Speak For Yourself® had a GREAT year. We thank you for hiring us, laughing with us, and working with us. You rock. See you in 2015.
Karen Cortell Reisman, M.S., author of 3 books and President of Speak For Yourself®, works with organizations on how to communicate to make more money. It’s all in how you speak for yourself. Read more at www.SpeakForYourself.com/blog/