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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.

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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:

  1. Be Proactive
  2. Begin with the End in Mind
  3. Put First Things First
  4. Think Win/Win
  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the Saw

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