Succeed with confidence and clarity in high-stakes communication situations
Imagine the most complicated, high-stakes communication situations you are likely to encounter in your career. You need a tool to organize your thinking, guide your responses, and help you succeed in these difficult moments.
Consider the following challenging communication situations:
- Promoting yourself and your professional value proposition in job interviews.
- Negotiating for a raise
- Gaining support for a new strategy or major change initiative
- Briefing your board of directors, executive team, or external industry analysts, editors, and influencers
- Asking for investment support for a new program, strategy, or initiative
- Delivering bad news
- Preparing for challenging feedback and performance discussions
- Introducing yourself to your team as the newly hired lead or manager
In this session, you will learn:
- The importance of designing your messaging strategy for the psychology of the situation
- How to use design thinking approaches to design and stress-test your messages
- Why the properly developed & practiced message map gives you a distinct advantage over everyone else in the room, including the critics
- How to deliver your message and navigate challenging q/a using the map
- When and how to use the map as a visual tool to strengthen message clarity
- How to create maps in groups and how to use them to ensure key stakeholders are all on the same page.
- How engineers, lawyers, marketers, and executives use this approach to gain support and move their agendas forward
During this workshop, you will work in small groups and briefly to design and deliver messages for practice cases as well as scenarios you bring to the program. This is a safe space where everyone in attendance has a vested interest in helping you.
Following the program, you have evergreen access to Art Petty for message map review and feedback.
Remember, everything important in our careers happens in one or more challenging communication situations. It truly pays to be prepared to win the moment when the stakes are high