In the middle of the house and office declutter exercise, I found my credit card-sized reminder of things I should work on which I wrote after a communication training at McKinsey, back in 1996 when I just returned from INSEAD:

  1. Avoid the "Napoleon hand", I seemed to have difficulty finding a natural position for my right hand
  2. Finish a point completely before jumping into the next slide / topic
  3. Introduce a slide before putting it up (McKinsey data slides can be overwhelming)
  4. Maintain eye contact with the audience
  5. Use a loud (maybe confident?) voice

I think I had a few strengths as well, but did not bother to write them down (I hope :-) ).

That little card might survive the declutter tornado.

Cover image by Margarida CSilva on Unsplash

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