It is natural for all successful business leaders to still have their weaknesses in certain skill areas. The best leaders are aware of them, and work hard to conscientiously improve them by adequately addressing areas that need worked on in order so that it does not impact their work long term. By far one of the most disliked areas of business is public speaking, and giving presentations to larger audiences. Many otherwise wholly competent leaders detest having to be center of attention in conferences or appearances, despite performing excellently in other areas. This can prove severely detrimental to company representation, support, and growth. Improving public speaking skills and being comfortable in front of a crowd can contribute towards making a confident, positive impression in business.
Haris Ahmed, on Twitter, is a management expert who runs his own Chicago based consultancy Pragmatium Consulting Inc. They have helped many global companies increase effectiveness through structural reorganization, implement strategic change, and enhance effectiveness of leadership. At University of Notre Dame, New York University, and through over two decades of management experience, Haris Ahmed has become an expert on leadership and how best to cultivate high performing teams, across industries. His advice has been beneficial to many leading companies in Chicago and beyond.
Ahmed is also a skilled public speaker. His recent speaking engagements have included presenting on how best to be a leader through turbulent times in business, how to become a more effective leader, and how to be part of a high performing team. While it seems to come naturally for him, the ability to put his point across to a larger crowd is a skill that he has cultivated through years of experience. The ability to articulate opinions and ideas effectively goes a long way towards persuading others to your way of thinking, an essential skill for any aspiring business leader. Haris Ahmed has improved the effectiveness of many managerial and directorial members of staff across companies by making them aware of the impact that public speaking and confident presentation skills have.
Strong leadership communication is therefore not only effective communication, but also cost-effective. Aligning department’s’ objectives and providing the opportunity to share insights and methods can be key to driving business growth and improving existing practices. Look up videos about Haris Ahmed, Chicago on Vimeo to find out more.