Leadership & Communication Insights, August 1, 2014

Published: Fri, 08/01/14

Leadership & Communication Insights

DearĀ ,

Welcome to the new edition of the "Insights". You will notice that I have changed the design a bit. You will now be able to read the articles directly on the website.

The past months have been very exciting as I was able to work on several new projects. This spring I had the chance to win again the Belgian and European Championship of Public Speaking, this time in a special category. More on this will follow in a separate post.

This time I want to focus on the "toothpaste principle", one of the fundamental principles of effective communication.

Additionally, the book "The Smart Presenter" on business presentations that I co-authored now available.

And very special for you: on September 25th, 2014, I will offer unique 1-day masterclass in Brussels. The topic: "Speak like a leader", a highly interactive seminar for a small group of individuals.

Wishing you a great week!
Lars Sudmann

Lars Sudmann
Featured Article: The toothpaste principle
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We all know that communication is important. One of the foundational principles in effective communication is in my view the "toothpaste principle". (Hint: it all starts in your head)
The Smart Presenter is out
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Welcome to the "Smart Presenter", the book I co-authored together with Paul Arinaga. In there we have put all the tools and strategies that you need know in order to double the impact and halve the preparation time of your business presentation.
Speak like a Leader: September 25th in Brussels
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On popular demand: an intensive 1-day course on Sep 25, 2014, in Brussels on the topic "Speak like a leader". We will maximize interaction and feedback with one objective in mind: To sharpen your executive communication skills and help you to speak like a leader. The seminar will draw on the greatest techniques from championship speaking, TED as well as top leaders and entrepreneurs.
Speaking Events
The past months before the summer break were busy in Europe with various speaking events & leadership workshops on, among other things "Creative Business Problem Solving", "Self-Leadership", "Creating a feedback culture" and many more.

Looking forward to kicking off the "back to school" season in August and September of the corporate speaking circuit with topics such as "The power of communication"; "Pitching CODE", "Business storytelling", "The Psychology of Decision Making", and "Leading in the new world."
Links worth clicking
I was featured in a BBC article around creating a buzz for others. Read the full article here to see how putting your colleagues in the spotlight benefits your organization.

A Fast Company article on making good habits and breaking bad
: Self-leadership is one of my key focus areas these days. Read here for a nice list of apps that can help you to find focus and more.

This one made me laugh: 10 tricks to appear smart during meetings. Read the full article here. I have seen # 3 and # 7 quite often. How about you?
Business coaching & consulting
I offer highly targted coaching and business consulting around challenging leadership scenarios, culture change and change management; strategy development; performance improvement; inspirational communication and more. Contact me for more details.