Cisco’s Obsession With Presentation Skills Makes CEO a Better Leader

Cisco CEO John Chambers routinely scores 4.5 or better. It’s not his golf handicap, but something far more important to the success of the technology networking company—his presentation score.

Many observers like myself consider John Chambers one of the most astonishing public speakers on the business stage. What they might not realize is that Chambers believes all of Cisco’s executives should master public speaking and presentation skills.

“John Chambers believes that a company can move faster and execute faster if it communicates well internally,” says Ron Ricci, Cisco’s Vice President of Customer Experience Services. Chambers is “obsessed” with the idea that the effective communication of a brand story facilitates the execution of a company’s road map.

Read more: Forbes


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