I was working with a client yesterday helping them prepare for an internal pitch to key stakeholders and suggested that they break their presentation into 3 distinct parts, all critical for influential communication. See below.
- Content: persuasive, resonant and relevant, meaningful and of value to the recipients, digestible, anticipates and addresses crucial questions
- Language: convincing, more than descriptive, paints a picture and tells a story, evocative
- Confidence and Congruence: not arrogance, but comfort communicating direction and vision, successes and accomplishments, in keeping with one’s values
If any of these are missing, influence will suffer.
Appropriate language and confidence without sufficient or relevant content will not be substantial enough and won’t hold up under challenge or query.
The right language and content without confidence will not inspire others to action and buy-in.
And sufficient content combined with confidence but missing evocative language will not persuade.
All three parts are necessary for influential communication.
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