The Action Plan
What will you do on stage when it's time for you to go? We did this coaching. What will you actually do? I will take a sip of water before I start speaking, and take a deep breath, and slow myself down so I can commit to being slow, and thoughtful. What will you use from this today? I will use remembering that although it, although it feels awkward to me to be slow, it actually, it actually is better for my audience. What will you do now? I'm gonna go back and rewrite my script. (chuckles) What will you do now? I'm gonna rehearse it with, with one of my peers. Or what'll I do now? I'm gonna go revisit the content arc. Or what will you do now? I'm gonna rewrite how I set up every single interview to hit these three simple beats so that I'm primed for the best and most receptive kind of conversation. What will you do at the crucial communications moment? What will you use from what we just did together? And what will you do right now? What's the first thing you're gonna do about it right...
now? So my challenge to you all in the room, and for those of you watching, is to just simply ask this question, when you see an opportunity with a friend, a mentor, a mentee, somebody you work with in your organization, or in your life, maybe people that are actually, folks that you are ordained as their coach, or if you're building a coaching practice the clients that you work with. If you're an executive coach, you know ask if there's a communications moment that comes into the coaching, ask if they'd like coaching on that. And once you get the yes, you know you're free to do the things that you do best, which is to step into it, into the coaching stance we talked about. To establish the field and identify the desire of your client. To create an approach to frustrate or support, and then identify interventions that exaggerate or shrink an undesired behavior. And then unpack that with your client to help them notice what they got from that outside in approach. And then how they'll carry it forward. If this is useful to you, what I'm hoping is that it was useful to you in this way, that it gives you, it gives you an opportunity to ask the question, and coach courageously, and go really from valuable to invaluable with the people that your work with and touch everyday. And if you want, you can always find me. I mean I'll be here at CreativeLive, not just today, but on the interwebs at CreativeLive for a really long time. I'm hoping. An that you can also reach out to me and find me this way, at my website, my handle on social is @diabondia. And you can also get on my list by texting the word IMPACT to 66866 if you want to be on my list and stay in connection with me.
As a communications professional, you want your clients to see you as indispensable. When they’ve got a make-or-break speech to deliver and the chips are down, they should count on you to give them the coaching they need to perform to their highest potential and truly shine.
The problem is, the only way you can look good is if your client looks good. And oftentimes, corporate leaders don’t heed the smart communications advice they’re given, and instead of owning the room, they experience an embarrassing onstage meltdown.
This course is designed to give you the communications coaching skills you need to ensure your clients succeed. Leading communications strategist and coach Dia Bondi will share her proven methodology for helping clients harness their power, gain control of the situation and have more impact on stage. You’ll learn to coach courageously using a repeatable framework that will help you go from valuable to invaluable.
In this class, you’ll learn how to:
- Identify an entry point for a coaching engagement, planned or unplanned.
- Recognize clients’ deficiencies and negative behaviors so they can overcome them.
- Get your client to incorporate your feedback into their behavior.
- Help leaders perform in alignment with a communications strategy and not fail it.
- Know what to listen for when shaping an on-the-spot coaching engagement.