Talking points

Great project managers don't have to be great public speakers, but the skills a project manager can learn from public speaking can increase the chances of project success. This article features a project professional discussing how public-speaking training can have universal application. It notes how participants at speech workshops are encouraged to support each other and applaud one another's work, which is what project managers should do for their team. Next, it details how public-speaking training can help project managers focus on communication with their team members on solutions rather than problems. The article concludes by explaining how speech workshops encourage participants to critique each speaker and provide a list of "glows" and "grows," and notes how evaluation is just as important in project management.
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