In a job interview, a presentation at work, or a difficult conversation with your team leader; are you getting your message across? Communication skills are not just for public speaking. They are how you express yourself anywhere, to anyone.
How can you speak clearly, confidently, yet still as your authentic self? That's the topic of my conversation with James Bryce, CEO and Founder of Speech Intelligence. James coaches leaders to improve how they communicate. He's also developed an AI-powered app - Speech Intelligence - that provides feedback - you talk for 1-2 minutes, receive a score and personalised feedback, and try again! Find out more here: https://www.speechintelligence.com/
Here's James' profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-b-55b038b/
1:48 His personal journey in developing speech intelligence
3:23 An overview of the Speech Intelligence Service
5:01 The level of self-consciousness about speech intelligence
9:22 How we recognise great practice
12:15 Gaps in how we practice speech
15:03 Suggestions for improvement
17:33 Importance of discipline
19:48 Famous people who do this well
21:46 How the pandemic has changed the way we speak
25:45 The most important complementors to speech that distinguish exemplary leaders
28:18 Hygiene factors that are important before you get to speech.
31:03 How to prepare for a difficult situation
35:15 More details about Speech Intelligence
Links to further resources
Two demos of the Gweek app James refers to: https://youtu.be/N-cyanME0Rw and https://youtu.be/QairzRo4CpM.
And here's an article on finding your voice: https://www.speechintelligence.com/post/find-your-voice-1
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