September 10, 2015

Stay with Your Baby Longer!



HBR reports that 4 out of 5 founders will be forced to step down from their company by investors at some point in the life of the business. Most are shocked when this occurs.
You can bet "dollars to doughnuts" the founders replacement will have tremendous public speaking skills. It might be the single difference between a founder and his replacement.
Announcements, investor presentations, meetings, industry functions, media appearances, forums and conference calls demand solid performance and communication effectiveness from the enterprise leader.
We are all in the same boat. Public speaking can be stressful and at the same time rewarding and fun. Get a jump on your public speaking skills at Toastmasters Stay with your baby longer.
If you think some are just naturally gifted speakers, here is a behind the scenes shot of a president preparing for a live speech. He is nervous, miffed at the makeup girl and rehearsing until the last moments. It takes effort. 
Stats from HBR "Founders Dilemna"


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