7 Habits for Highly Effective Speakers (Flashback Friday #16)
On Fridays, we dip into the article archive and emerge with one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.
This week, we also spotlight recent releases that may help you enrich your public speaking library.
Resources for Speakers – Public Speaking Books
Check out these recently released public speaking and communications books:
- Communicate to Influence: How to Inspire Your Audience to Action by Ben Decker, Kelly Decker
- How to Be Brilliant at Public Speaking: Learn the six qualities of an inspiring speaker - step by step by Sarah Lloyd-Hughes
- Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need by Margot Leitman
- Screen to Screen Selling: How to Increase Sales, Productivity, and Customer Experience with the Latest Technology by Doug Devitre
- The Trainer's Handbook - Updated Edition by Karen Lawson
Today’s Flashback Article
This week, we’re headed back to July 2012, when we reviewed Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and translated each of his seven habits into speaking lessons in 7 Habits for Highly Effective Speakers.
This book had a significant impact on me, both personally and professionally, and it helped me become a more effective speaker and leader. It’s one of few books that I’ve re-read multiple times (I’ve recently been reading it again).
The habits he puts forth are directly applicable to your speaking habits:
- Be Proactive
- Begin with the End in Mind
- Put First Things First
- Think Win/Win
- Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
- Sharpen the Saw
Read the article, and share your insights on these seven habits: