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Persuasive speaking tips for new managing partners

By Ed Barks, President, Barks Communications

17 July 2014

It's your first week on the job as the new managing partner. You're feeling the pressure as you prepare to address the partnership. It's now up to you to manage your firm's day-to-day affairs and guide policy and strategy. You must lead your firm and provide a vision for your firm's future, which means sharpening your oral presentation skills.

Parley with the partnership

There is no better place to demonstrate your leadership than at the first partnership meeting you direct. Butterflies in your stomach? You may have been overwhelmed in the past by guidance that offered only a scattershot approach or, worse, bad advice from well-meaning yet badly-informed friends or family members.

Your first meeting as managing partner doesn't need to induce the shakes and sweats if you work to unlock the mysteries of public speaking. There are three keys to great presentations:

  1. preparati...

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