It’s no secret one of the most important things an advisor can do is connect with his or her clients. Let’s face it: If you’re not communicating effectively, you could have one of the greatest products since sliced bread, but it won’t matter. You have to be able to engage your clients.
The communications firm highlights “the best and worst from business, politics, entertainment, sports and the professions.
As you read over the list, see if you agree, disagree or see grave omissions from either category. Also, think about yourself in this context–are you one of the best communicators in your field or is improving your communication skills one of the resolutions you have for 2011?
Following are highlights from the Decker list:
The Five Best
1. Sebasti?n Pi?era–Excellence above and below the surface
The rescue of the Chile miners was the miracle–and the communications orchestrated by President Sebasti?n Pi?era amplified the miracle to the world. Because of this, and more, Pi?era is unanimous choice for No. 1 Communicator of 2010.
2. Scott Brown–Refreshing face and voice
It seems so long ago with the November elections, but in January this unknown politician took the country by storm in winning a stunning upset in the Senate race for Ted Kennedy’s vacant seat. He needed more than his truck, and the help of the Tea Party to overcome heavy Democratic odds–he needed great communicating in situations formal and informal, and he delivered.
3. Sandra Bullock–Grace under pressure
From winning the Academy Award in March to responding to the press and pressure around her unfaithful soon-to-be ex-husband, Sandra Bullock exhibited grace under pressure.
4. Admiral Thad Allen–Rock solid under pressure
In the initial confusion surrounding the BP oil spill in the gulf, what better spokesperson for the government than the forthright, even gruff, Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen. His voice is tough, he is no nonsense in manner, and almost always was armed with the facts.
5. Marco Rubio–Articulate power makes a new political star