How Do You Prepare For Your Board Meeting
In Turbulent Times—in 2 minutes

By: Anett Grant

How Do You Prepare For Your Board Meeting In Turbulent Times—in 2 minutes

By implementing these ideas
You will be prepared
No matter what
No matter when

You have to breathe and wrap.

The Why:

You have to manage your adrenaline rush. Under pressure, you get ready to fight, but you have to resist the pull to flight. By implementing breathe and wrap you will get the control you need to focus your thinking and calm your nerves.

The How:

Sitting—

Standing—

“Don’t think breathing—think stomach motion.” – Anett Grant

Develop your core message.

The Why:

You have to distill your ideas in a key message not a topic or a subject. You have to net out your point at the concept level. You need to shift from driving with a road map to flying with a point or orientation.

The How:

You have to answer these questions:
“Who am I addressing?”
“What do I want to say?”
“What do they want to hear?”
“How do I reconcile what they want to hear with what I have to say?”
“What outcome do I want from this presentation?”
“What is your core?”
Phrase your core message “By doing X you will achieve Y.”

By implementing these ideas, you will speak with precision, power, and purpose in your next board presentation.

“Understanding is not about simplification and minimalization, it’s about organization and clarification.” – Design Quarterly

Get into loops—not tracks.

The Why:

When situations are in freefall you need the flexibility to adjust in the moment. The linear sequential walk to take your audience through your analysis to your conclusion wont work.

In today’s environment, you need to be able to leap to new direction. By organizing your ideas into loops that connect with your core you will be able to pivot immediately.

The How:

Begin top down not bottom up. Don’t reach for your PowerPoint.

Develop headlines that capture your ideas. Phrase the headline as a what question. For example: If you want to talk the strategy for managing X say, “What are the strategies for managing X?”

Answer your own question.

Connect back to your core message.

“To increase your impact—you can’t know all the answers—but you do need to focus on the right question.” – Anett Grant

By implementing these ideas
You will be prepared
No matter what
No matter when

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