Join Chris Croft for an in-depth discussion in this video Finishing strong, part of Management: Top Tips.
- When you come to finishing your talk,…the big rule is never go over time.…People hate it if you go over, even by a few minutes.…I don't know why this is,…but it just seems to be the case.…People hate it.…You must never go over time.…So this means that, ideally, what you would do is…you'd have a half-way kind of milestone.…The time at which you need to be at that point,…and, maybe, another one 3/4.…You need to be at that point by a certain time.…And, if you are running late,…you can then have a section that you can miss out.…
Have a little bit you can miss out if you have to…or a bit you can do more quickly if you have to.…Perhaps a story that you'll miss out,…or you won't be quite so interactive with the audience.…So you need to plan something quite near the end…that you can miss out if you have to.…And then, a final thought about finishing is…it mustn't be sudden.…You don't want to suddenly dump them off the end of a cliff…when your talk suddenly stops.…So the best way to do this is to signpost and say,…I'm now going to go into my final section.…
- Being assertive
- Taking responsibility for mistakes
- Giving and receiving criticism
- Time management
- Project management
- Holding effective meetings
- Giving presentations
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Leveraging Assertiveness
2. Time Management for Managers
3. Project Management
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