Episode 167: Improving Communication and Public Speaking Skills for Consultants—with Laurie Gilbertson
You know public speaking can help you get consulting business. But do you avoid it becuase it scares the holy heck out of you?
In this Craft of Consulting podcast episode, I interview communication expert Laurie Gilbertson who shares how to become exceptional at communication and public speaking, whether it's in front of a single prospective client, a room (or Zoom) full of people, or on live TV.
Laurie Gilbertson is right that communication skills are critical to heave a thriving consulting business. In this episode, we talk about:
Understanding why communication is so critical for consultants to master
Overcoming your fear when public speaking
Knowing yourself so you can deliver powerful communications
Becoming exceptional at prospective client meetings, public speaking and, and being on live TV
Cultivating that process of knowing, liking, and trusting in a relationship with a prospective client
Starting public speaking about topic you know so well that you could easily share and are passionate about
Having a plan B if things go wrong
Knowing that every single person you come into contact with is a touch point for your communication of who you are and what you're bringing
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