Have you heard the one about the chief executive who signed up for an improv class to get rid of his stuffy communications style?
Or how about the senior vice president who agreed to take a pie in the face to boost the cause of clear communications?
A new, free tip sheet from Kollective and Ragan Communications, “10 ways to enliven senor executives’ communications,” offers ideas to help you turn a stilted upper-level executive from a dud into a dynamo.
The sheet offers a range of tactics to loosen up senior executives who bog down their communications with the jargon, buzzwords, corporate stiffness and general awkwardness.
“The ‘lightening up’ process should begin in the executive’s day-to-day interactions,” says Leigh Steere, co-founder of Managing People Better. “There is no reason for people to use jargon in any context—not in reports, not in meetings, not anywhere.”