MOVE THE ROOM
Communication that will help
Senior Executives say YES!
We focus on helping business people communicate with senior executives.
"Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess." - Richard Branson, Virgin
When you have something important to say, Move The Room can help you stand out and impress, regardless of who's in the room.
Our approach is inspired by people like Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, and Jack Ma. We believe less is more. We promote simple messages, simple language, and simple design.
In the last 10 years, we have trained and coached business people to craft better messages and deliver more impactful presentations. Industries include aviation, real estate, shipping, technology, and fast moving consumer goods.
Move The Room was founded by Tomas Bay, who has decades of experience working with senior executives in the corporate world. Tomas is a principal consultant with Ethos (Swire) in Hong Kong. He is also the founder of Slides That Rock.
If you have a challenge communicating with senior executives, Move The Room might be for you.
What do we know? Senior executives are busy. They tend to be low on patience, and they want results.
"To impress someone fast, especially at the C-level, short answers are important." - Shu Hattori, The McKinsey Edge
Our key products are The Executive Summary (Just One Page) and The Executive Presentation (Just Five Minutes). Both will help you cut through the noise, stand out, and get attention.
We follow a 3-step process; relate, create, and communicate. The process will help you relate to the senior executives, create a powerful message, and communicate your message with impact.
We provide DIY tools, workshops, and one-on-one coaching.
We have created a list of tips that will help you Move The Room. If you have other tips, let us know!
10 tips to communicate more effectively with senior executives.
1. Senior Executives are busy.
Don't waste their time. Get to the point.
2. Senior Executives ask, “WHY?”
Clearly illustrate the impact of your topic.
3. Senior Executives ask, “How much?”
Show relevant numbers. Make them count.
4. Senior executives consume lots of information.
Make yours easy to digest.
5. Logic makes people think.
Use facts and numbers to drive thinking.
6. Emotions make people act.
Use images and stories to drive action.
7. Many senior executives are not subject matter experts. Avoid jargon. Use simple language.
8. Many people want their attention. You are not alone. Stand out. Be different.
9. Senior Executives want to know you are credible. Don’t make stuff up. Do your homework.
10. Some Executives like a summary. Others a presentation. Don't assume. If you are not sure, ask.
To get you started, download our quick reference guide, The Executive Brief. You can use it for both written and verbal communication.
The guide is a PDF, which you can keep on your computer, tablet, or phone. You can even print it out and laminate it.
The PDF has two pages. The first page will take you through our 3-step process; relate, create, and communicate. Follow the steps to communicate more effectively.
The second page shows the 3-point library to help you with step 2: create your message. We always apply a 3-point structure, when we communicate. Pick a structure that fits your message.
The PDF is a free tool. Use it and share it.
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