Have you ever worked with a communications coach?

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VP - Head of Information Technology in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
I'm engaging with a communications coach for two of my employees. They want to move their career forward, but they're deeply technical people who struggle with executive presentations. They were shocked to hear me say, "You have to have empathy for your C-level audience." I told them that was the best advice I’ve ever gotten, because a C-level executive switches context constantly. You need to have empathy for the fact that you have to give them a reason to engage. You have to make it simple, so you're not offending them by making them feel stupid. Then you need to present it in a narrative so they can put all the pieces together. You're doing them a service. If you know that old quote, "I didn't have time to write you a short letter so I wrote you a long one," in the case of executive presentations, you always have to figure out how to distill the short one.
Director of Product Engineering & IT in Software, 51 - 200 employees
No but in high school I did 4 years of Speech & Debate and then coached it for a decade after college.  The skills I learned there have been ESSENTIAL to my career in teaching me how to break down complex topics (philosophy, political theory, etc) into simple to understand and persuasive presentations.  
Director of Information Technology in Services (non-Government), 201 - 500 employees
Very briefly, to handle departmental relationships, and as part of training to be a marriage counsellor.  In the auspices of communicating to board-level/C-Suite folks, however, no.  It has been something I was fortunately good at (not that I can't get better...I still need to be trained out of saying "um"...I hate it when I do it and when others do it, but I can't help it).
CIO in Media, 11 - 50 employees
No but have done a number of management/leadership courses where communications was discussed. Specifically, courses in writing tender responses and negotiation skills were valuable in this respect.
Chief Information Officer in Manufacturing, 10,001+ employees
Most of the Leadership programs I have gone through have included Communication and the importance of listening rather than just hearing what someone says. Never formulate your response until the other person has completed what they are saying. 

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