Welcome to another edition of #PRQuote. As the year is gradually hit the half mark, are we working towards being a better communicator?
Today is a good day, to still speak to the current and the upcoming leaders in us. The agitation in Kaduna State in the last few days call for retrospect. The Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, did not come out to address the parents of the abducted students; he made a pronouncement that they would not be engaging the bandits. At another time, without consultation with stakeholders, he spoke to the media about his proposed civil service reforms. Should a leader be afraid of addressing or engaging various audiences?
One of the major expectations from a leader is his/her communication ability. It is given that a leader has some technical competence, he is equally expected to have developed certain communication skills which cut across audiences.
Leaders need to be good at interpersonal and verbal engagement- one-on-one and large group, in person, and at a distance.
Whichever type of engagement that you are involved in and no matter the size of the audience, you should be confident and competent enough to share your key messages.
This skill is very crucial to the overall success of a leader. The words of a leader could either douse tension or lead to war!
Have an engaging week ahead.
Olutayo Irantiola writes #PRQuotes weekly