Impromptu: Leading in the Moment

  • 7h 2m 30s
  • Judith Humphrey
  • Gildan Media
  • 2018

Impromptu shows leaders how to think on their feet and respond eloquently in every situation. Never have there been so many opportunities to inspire and influence in everyday situations - elevator chats, corridor conversations, networking gatherings, meetings, and ceremonial events. Indeed, today the most iconic leadership moments are spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment events that reveal the inner workings of the leader's mind. When these impromptu opportunities arise, leaders must be able to listen, think, and respond within seconds. They don't read a script from a page, they convey the narrative that is already in their mind. They can tailor a message - in a meeting, in the corridor, or in a tweet - to influence and inspire any audience. Those who shine in that moment are remembered for their leadership. Those who stumble are remembered for their gaffes, mixed messages, or insensitivity. Nobody remembers the leaders who retreat to their office, formulate a strategic plan, and distribute a memo the following week.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - The Rise of Impromptu Speaking
  • Chapter 2 - Power of Spontaneity
  • Chapter 3 - Be Intent on Leading
  • Chapter 4 - Be a Listener
  • Chapter 5 - Be Authentic
  • Chapter 6 - Be Focused
  • Chapter 7 - Be Respectful
  • Chapter 8 - Lay the Groundwork
  • Chapter 9 - Read Your Audience
  • Chapter 10 - The Scripting Template
  • Chapter 11 - Commit to a Message
  • Chapter 12 - Make a Compelling Case
  • Chapter 13 - Beginnings and Endings
  • Chapter 14 - Meetings
  • Chapter 15 - Job Interviews, Networking, and Elevator Conversations
  • Chapter 16 - “Just the Big Picture”
  • Chapter 17 - Toasts and Tributes
  • Chapter 18 - The Impromptu Speech
  • Chapter 19 - Q&A
  • Chapter 20 - Rehearse Your Remarks
  • Chapter 21 - Choose Your Words
  • Chapter 22 - Use Improv Techniques
  • Chapter 23 - Find Your Voice
  • Chapter 24 - Master Body Language
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