This is the fourth tip in a series of short readings and practical exercises from my new book, The Voice of Leadership: Six Keys to Presence, Influence, and Creative Confidence. In this podcast episode, we address the importance of your vitality and present a short mindfulness-enhancing practice that you can easily incorporate into your daily activities. Click on the following link to access the podcast: Tip #4: Nurturing Your Vitality
In this episode, I read a story from my book which illustrates the importance of clarifying your values. I speak about my experience in professional acting and psychology training, what that taught me, and how that relates to you. I ask you 11 questions to help you reflect on your life, your work, and your values. To get your copy of the book, go to www.sallymabelle.com/author
Crafting Your Purpose Statement
This episode begins with a quick story about losing sight of the bigger picture followed by a powerful exercise to focus your energy on what you do best.
This is an excerpt from my book, The Voice of Leadership: Six Keys to Presence, Influence, and Creative Confidence, Key #2: Vision: Crafting Your Purpose Statement
To get your copy of the book, go to www.sallymabelle.com/author
Here's a link to my latest podcast: Tip #1: Speaking Clearly with Your Voice of Leadership - I'll plan to send you a series of six weekly tips, with short readings and exercises excerpted from my book. They will be interactive and easy to listen to whenever you have a few minutes to listen, learn, and/ or practise.
Jacinda Adern exemplifies this tip. Notice how she generally articulates with energy and clarity when she speaks.
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Available from 1st September, 2017!
The Voice of Leadership:
Six Keys to Presence, Influence, and Creative Confidence
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Learning how to empower your authentic voice of leadership impacts your own self-image and your potential power to affect others positively and influence change. Whatever your situation, if you actively practice and consistently apply the ideas in this book, you will dramatically enhance your executive presence. Wherever you need to express yourself more powerfully and intentionally, a strong voice of leadership will support you. It is your vehicle for positive impact and influence.
With sustained focus on the principles in this book, you will:
- elevate your personal brand increase your ability to own the room and to act with intent and purpose.
- build your resilience and composure in challenging situations
- improve your ability to engage others with an authentic ‘voice of authority’
- build trust in your own ideas, creativity, and self-expression
- be better able to engage and inspire others to align with your vision or projects
- be better able to collaborate and resolve any interpersonal conflicts.
Stand Out from the Crowd
In an increasingly interconnected and overstimulated world, your voice of leadership will differentiate you and help you to stand out from the crowd. You may currently be expressing yourself in ways that do not support your ability to engage, influence, and creatively collaborate with others due to fear, painful past experiences, or lack of awareness. Finding and expressing your voice of leadership is key to achieving success both personally and professionally.
This book is your toolkit of critical insights, powerful exercises, and new skills. It is designed to reveal your outmoded habits which no longer support you, as well as to assist you in establishing new, positive, empowering habits which you can begin to implement right away.
Each of the voice of leadership keys is accompanied by practical exercises to develop your executive presence, influence, and creative confidence. We will focus on developing your voice and vision, vitality, values, visibility, and veneration. (influential, respectful communication). When you are operating skillfully in each of these six areas, you will be well-prepared to have maximum impact and to make your greatest contribution in both your personal and professional life.
Key #1: Voice
When you hear your own voice now, what self-image does it affirm for you? This chapter will increase your awareness of what may be blocking your powerful voice and presence. It will also uplift your vocal confidence and speaking skills.
Key #2: Vision
How do you envision your personal brand and creative potential? This chapter will help you to shine the light on how you are currently perceived and how you would ideally like to be perceived by yourself and others. You’ll craft your voice of leadership vision and purpose statement.
Key #3: Values
By reflecting on what is of highest importance to you in your life and work, you will further strengthen your executive voice and presence. You’ll also bolster your integrity, persistence, and character strength.
Key #4: Vitality
Vitality is the state of being strong, alive, and active. It includes attention to developing greater self-care, self-awareness, and a positive attitude of self-acceptance, self-respect, and self-compassion.
Key #5: Visibility
Visibility is the degree to which you are able to be noticed and seen. It is your ability to attract attention. You’ll learn the seven steps to powerful presence, the seven keys to crafting a persuasive presentation, and the five steps to creating an effective ‘elevator pitch’, a quick and effective way to introduce yourself. You’ll also look at other visibility tools such as social media, blogging, and your executive appearance.
Key #6: Veneration
Veneration is a respectful attitude toward yourself and others. We’ll focus on the intrapersonal and interpersonal aspects of your voice of leadership. Learning to master both empathetic and assertive communication is critical to your success. Here you’ll also find behavioural type and emotional intelligence self-assessment tools.
Conclusion - Next Steps
How are you doing with each of these six keys?
What are your strengths and greatest challenges and opportunities for growth?
I'd love to hear from you. www.sallymabelle.com
Here's to you expressing your voice of leadership in 2017!
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