When Leaders Speak

Get heard. Get remembered. Get results.


Based on Paul’s latest book, You’ve Got 8 Seconds: Communication Secrets for a Distracted World

The premise 

  • Your organization can’t afford all the meetings, presentations—and even emails—that lack focus.
  • Your communication skills can make or break your career.

Our purpose 

  • Get heard, get remembered & get results—every time you speak.


  • Sharpen your message with 1) focus, 2) variety, and 3) presence.

1) Focus—because attention spans are short, and getting shorter.

  • Understand what your audience is really thinking:  they’ve got 3 key questions
  • Quickly design any message (formal or informal) using 3 powerful techniques
  • Give the right amount of detail to the right audiences

2) Variety—because predictable doesn’t work.

  • Learn 10 ways to capture attention in the first 30 seconds
  • Tell fast, compelling, business-relevant stories
  • Engage others with smart, thought-provoking questions

3) Presence—because part of the message is you.

  • Assess yourself on 10 dimensions of presence
  • Increase your presence and your impact
  • Look confident, even when you don’t feel it; avoid 4 common confidence mistakes

Target audience

Executives and professionals who need to inform, influence and inspire others.  Every day