One of the most vital elements in any leader’s role is the ability to communicate effectively. Getting the information across to those who need to know, is such an important skill.
When talking to groups of people, getting the information out there in a consistent way such that everyone gets the same message is a real talent.
In these usually one-way interchanges, using jargon and complex messages can kill off any hope of the getting the point easily.
Ensuring that you deliver what you need to with focus, simplicity and brevity will go a long way to ensuring that your people stay with you and get that message.
Because overindulging in what you say serves no-one, except perhaps to massage your own ego, so getting past that is critical when you want full engagement.
Then what you say will be heard fully and over time, when you come to speak, your team will be much more prepared to listen, full in the knowledge that you understand what their needs are as an audience and deliver.
They will respect and follow you all the more for it.