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Thinking On Your Feet – Use the Bridge Technique

by | Sep 13, 2016

executive-communication-speaker-and-coach-karen-cortell-reisman-bridgeThinking On Your Feet Tip #2

Use the bridging technique. If you don’t want to enter into a discussion on a certain topic, then “bridge” to the subject matter that you want to share, and then close with a final summary sentence.

Example: “Roger, What’s your take on the potential merger with Inspero?”

“Nina, the merger might create revenue. What I really want to concentrate on are our current income streams. Let’s look at the production we’re seeing around the Pacific Rim…”

In our example Roger changes the subject, keeps it short and ends with a power close.

Stay tuned for more specific tips on how to sound organized when you’re thinking on your feet.

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© Karen Cortell Reisman, M.S., author of 3 books and President of Speak For Yourself®, works with decision makers on how to speak with gravitas. It’s all in how you speak for yourself. Karen also speaks about her cousin, Albert Einstein, in a message about hope, resilience and brassieres.

Read more at www.SpeakForYourself.com/blog.

Did you know that we also do customized workshops on how to think on your feet? Click here: https://www.karencortellreisman.com/seminar-what-i-didnt-say.html



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