Interestingly enough, the “tear down this wall” statement was vehemently opposed by foreign policy experts in Washington and had heavily lobbied the President to not make the “tear down this wall” statement. Ultimately, the lobbying was ignored and Reagan included the challenge in the speech. That was in 1987. On November 9th, 1989, the border separating East Germany from West Germany was open and the wall came tumbling down. The Fall of The Wall will forever be used as a symbol for the end of the cold war; which arguably was Reagan’s greatest achievement as President.
Wisdom – they knew their subject matter cold and could defend their ideas effectively.
Clarity – their message was simple, concise, and easily understood.
Credibility – they were trusted by others and walked the talk.
So what happens when one or more of these attributes is missing?
Courage. Conviction. Wisdom. Clarity. Credibility. Five attributes that are essential, regardless of whether you are speaking in front of hundreds of people, writing a report to your boss, or running a PTA board meeting. Five attributes that build the foundation of someone who gets his or her point across effectively.
That someone can be you.
The remaining chapters of The Truth About Getting Your Point Across... and Nothing But the Truth will help you to better get your point across in a number of professional settings, including running meetings, delivering presentations, conducting interviews, and giving feedback. You’ll get some very practical advice and helpful tips to being a more effective communicator. These tips combined with your courage, conviction, wisdom, clarity and credibility can make you a great communicator who communicates great things and knows how to get your point across in most any setting.
Are you up for it?
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