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How To Improve Communication To Increase Your Impact

Communicating with our community, our teams and our clients is an essential part of business. When you know how to communicate effectively, it can build trust, develop a connection with our audiences and inspire others to help you achieve your goals. 

But sometimes the way one person communicates naturally leaves you feeling disconnected. Or worse, misunderstood and frustrated. By learning how to communicate for impact, you can include simple shifts like body language, tone, and storytelling to convey your message with clarity and conviction – which leads to strengthening your impact too.

On Amplify Your Success Podcast episode 335, author Richard Newman joins me to share his fascinating journey from living with Tibetan monks to the corporate world showing some of the world’s most recognized brands how to improve communication.


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Key Takeaways

  • [6:19] Richard shares the root of how he discovered his communication practices as a young boy who struggled to understand others.
  • [10:13] What shifted when Richard found a study that illuminated his autism.
  • [12:11] The 2000 person study that revealed one small shift in communication that creates more impact.
  • [15:22] The importance of your gestures in communication.
  • [20:00] Richard shares how the pandemic drove a record number of new businesses to be opened (and how people yearn for connection and to be heard.0
  • [24:27] How mindset impacts communication.
  • [33:58] The one thing Richard learned about the person you fail to fire (and how it’s impacted his business.)
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About the Guest:

Richard Newman is an award-winning expert in leadership communication, storytelling, and influence, and founder UK Body Talk Ltd, the global leader in evidence-based training on the science of communication. As an introvert on the autism spectrum, he has dedicated decades to understanding and improving communication, for himself and his clients. 

At 18, he lived in the foothills of the Himalayas teaching English to Tibetan monks, and went on to work as an actor, keynote speaker, coach, and speechwriter, winning the coveted Cicero Grand Prize for Speechwriter of the Year. He created one of the largest studies on non-verbal communication and influence ever, published in the scientific research journal Psychology, and is author of the bestselling book, You Were Born to Speak. Clients of his work include Virgin, Microsoft, Expedia, 3M, London Business School, NYU, Columbia Business School, DHL, PWC, and many more Fortune 500 companies.

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