May 3, 2010

Required Reading: Learn to communicate like a leader

How Leaders Speak: Essential Rules for Engaging and Inspiring Others
By Jim Gray
Dundurn Press; $19.99 (CAN)

“The ability to speak convincingly to others – to compel them – has to rank as one of the most important skills in business and life,” says author Jim Gray. In his new book, author and professional communications skills coach Gray offers readers clear and concise directions on how to present themselves and their material in the most effective manner possible.

Gray says there are five keys to speaking like a leader:
1. Preparation
2. Certainty
3. Passion
4. Engagement
5. Commitment

To read more about these keys, or to order the book, visit http://dundurn.com/books/how_leaders_speak.

© Copyright Canadian Occupational Safety, Thomson Reuters Canada Limited. All rights reserved.