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5 ways to impress your boss (and everyone else) in an important meeting

5 ways to impress your boss (and everyone else) in an important meeting | Craft messaging | Scoop.it

As an avid basketball fan, I can easily envision the final seconds of the game and the need for a player to have the fortitude to take the final shot. There are parallels between taking the last shot and having to deliver a critical presentation to a room of executive leaders. You have to be ready — physically and mentally.

You might not be playing for a crowded arena, but your work audience (i.e., coworkers, managers, and executive leaders) are on the lookout for your communication skills, intellect, and perseverance under pressure. As in sports, your talent is only one ingredient of a successful outcome. Your preparation, precision, and delivery are crucial factors.

According to a study on executive presence, your "appearance, communication, and gravitas" accounts for 26% of what is needed for a promotion. There are finite opportunities for you to convey all of this, so important meetings are the perfect time to get noticed.

Here are five keys to making your best impression in front of the most influential people sitting in the room with you.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 13, 2015 9:42 PM

Here are five keys to making your best impression in front of the most influential people sitting in the room with you.

Ian Berry's curator insight, August 14, 2015 6:50 PM

While making great and lasting impressions are important what's more valuable in my view is how who we are and what we do helps others to feel and be better

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24 beautifully-designed web dashboards that data geeks will love

24 beautifully-designed web dashboards that data geeks will love | Craft messaging | Scoop.it
We live in a world of big (and little) data, and many people have to make sense of numbers as part of their job. The trouble is that there can be a lot of friction involved when mining the data.

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