Summary: Communication is crucial in our day-to-day life. However, our communication habits, both written and verbal, are often inefficient or ineffective.
In this episode, we’re speaking with business communications expert Andy Bounds about the importance of effective communication and the common mistakes people make when preparing for meetings, presentations and proposals. Andy highlights the importance of using the right channels and ensuring that we make a good first impression in business meetings and can sustain it, leading to good outcomes.
Quote: "With communication, the most important two things to get right are the start and the end. So the start has to be engaging. And the end has to ask somebody to do something. So start engaging, and finish with a call to action."
Run time: 14.59
About the guest:
Andy Bounds is a professional speaker and author, and a renowned expert in business communication and leadership.
About the host:
Adrian Saunders, Commercial Director at Ecclesiastical is responsible for delivering Ecclesiastical’s UK intermediated business. Before joining Ecclesiastical, Adrian held senior roles at Marsh, Zurich and Hiscox. Away from insurance, Adrian is a self-confessed cycling addict. Combining his passions for charity giving and cycling, he previously raised funds for charity by completing London Ride100 three times and cycling across Vietnam and Cambodia.
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