Communication and leadership are closely related concepts and the POWERtalk organisation provides plenty of opportunities to practise both.
In addition to delivering individual speeches, members are involved in ‘team’ presentations and also take turns in performing such functions as chairing the meetings and managing the ‘impromptu’ speaking sessions.
As POWERtalk clubs are essentially self-help groups, there are many opportunities to be involved in their administration, marketing and financial management.
Quotations on Communication and Leadership
“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” – James Humes
“Communication is the real work of leadership.” – Nitin Nohria
“Skill in the art of communication is crucial to a leader’s success. He can accomplish nothing unless he can communicate effectively.” – Anonymous
“Developing excellent COMMUNICATION skills is absolutely essential to effective leadership. The leader must be able to share knowledge and ideas to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. If a leader can’t get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn’t even matter.” – Gilbert Amelio