Impromptu by Judith Humphrey audiobook

Impromptu: Leading in the Moment

By Judith Humphrey
Read by Pam Ward

Gildan Media
7.04 Hours 1
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Impromptu shows leaders how to think on their feet and respond eloquently in every situation. Never have there been so many opportunities to inspire and influence in everyday situations—elevator chats, corridor conversations, networking gatherings, meetings, and ceremonial events. Indeed, today the most iconic leadership moments are spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment events that reveal the inner workings of the leader's mind. When these impromptu opportunities arise, leaders must be able to listen, think, and respond within seconds. They don't read a script from a page, they convey the narrative that is already in their mind. They can tailor a message—in a meeting, in the corridor, or in a tweet—to influence and inspire any audience. Those who shine in that moment are remembered for their leadership. Those who stumble are remembered for their gaffes, mixed messages, or insensitivity. Nobody remembers the leaders who retreat to their office, formulate a strategic plan, and distribute a memo the following week. Guided by her entrepreneurial success as founder of The Humphrey Group and her firm's work with tens of thousands of leaders over the past thirty years, Judith Humphrey makes clear the importance of preparing to be spontaneous—as counterintuitive as that may sound! Drawing upon the best impromptu moments from the Greeks to the present, the book looks at every aspect of impromptu speaking. You will learn how to: ● Think like an impromptu leader ● Quickly read an audience of one or a thousand ● Collect your thoughts and craft a persuasive message ● 'Script' yourself within seconds for any occasion ● Avoid 'um's' and 'ah's' and use the right words at the right time ● Discover improv techniques that will enable you to shine ● Deliver your message with clarity, confidence, and conviction. The ability to speak on the spot is often seen as an innate gift, a talent of 'natural-born' leaders. The truth is, it's a skill that can be learned—a skill that is quickly becoming a must—have for anyone in a leadership position. Impromptu provides clear, actionable guidance to help you reach your full leadership potential. It will enable you to influence and inspire followers on the many 'small stages' that define our daily lives.

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Impromptu shows leaders how to think on their feet and respond eloquently in every situation. Never have there been so many opportunities to inspire and influence in everyday situations—elevator chats, corridor conversations, networking gatherings, meetings, and ceremonial events. Indeed, today the most iconic leadership moments are spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment events that reveal the inner workings of the leader's mind. When these impromptu opportunities arise, leaders must be able to listen, think, and respond within seconds. They don't read a script from a page, they convey the narrative that is already in their mind. They can tailor a message—in a meeting, in the corridor, or in a tweet—to influence and inspire any audience. Those who shine in that moment are remembered for their leadership. Those who stumble are remembered for their gaffes, mixed messages, or insensitivity. Nobody remembers the leaders who retreat to their office, formulate a strategic plan, and distribute a memo the following week.

Guided by her entrepreneurial success as founder of The Humphrey Group and her firm's work with tens of thousands of leaders over the past thirty years, Judith Humphrey makes clear the importance of preparing to be spontaneous—as counterintuitive as that may sound! Drawing upon the best impromptu moments from the Greeks to the present, the book looks at every aspect of impromptu speaking. You will learn how to:

● Think like an impromptu leader

● Quickly read an audience of one or a thousand

● Collect your thoughts and craft a persuasive message

● 'Script' yourself within seconds for any occasion

● Avoid 'um's' and 'ah's' and use the right words at the right time

● Discover improv techniques that will enable you to shine

● Deliver your message with clarity, confidence, and conviction.

The ability to speak on the spot is often seen as an innate gift, a talent of 'natural-born' leaders. The truth is, it's a skill that can be learned—a skill that is quickly becoming a must—have for anyone in a leadership position. Impromptu provides clear, actionable guidance to help you reach your full leadership potential. It will enable you to influence and inspire followers on the many 'small stages' that define our daily lives.

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Author Bio: Judith Humphrey

Author Bio: Judith Humphrey Judith Humphrey is the founder of The Humphrey Group, the first Canadian firm to focus on teaching top executives to be effective speakers. While Judith retired in 2017, she continues to write books and articles that look at how to communicate inspirationally. She is the author of two books, Speaking as a Leader and Taking the Stage: How Women Can Speak Up, Stand Out, and Succeed.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 7.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English