In music, a keynote is the musical note (message) on which the key (messenger) is grounded. Keynotes and high-visibility presentations carry more meaning and reach more people, but effective ones touch each member of the audience in a personal way.
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We are using what I learned in the session with Interact. Our Leadership Team meets every two weeks to discuss everything from sales, staffing, projects, etc. We now have a kickoff in which someone is tapped to speak on a relevant topic. The person fields questions from the team (ie a client or the media). This allows each of us the opportunity to practice in front of a group setting in an environment that provides for constructive critiques of presentation and knowledge of the subject. We are taking it to the next level!
The whole experience allows you to have a safe environment to try things that you haven't been willing to try in the past.