Making an impact

Making an impact

Are you are leader or top executive? To make impact, you need to master two critical skills – public speaking and awareness – general knowledge.

While giving a keynote address to board of directors, my first words were:

“Why is it that many community based organizations are struggling to survive?”

The first time I asked the question, everyone one in the audience was quiet. Now I remembered the principle of “conformity.” People are worried of being the odd man out.

Members had their name tags on; I put one of the audience members in my gaze, and said “Peter, in your opinion, what is the number one cause of reduced financing to CBOs today?” Feel free to ask a colleague, but why are many CBOs and NGOs struggling to survive.

Peter, cleared his throat and said: “the global economy is doing badly.” Another colleague added, “Generally, the cost of living is going north. The global politics is not playing well… lots of wars, stock market crushes, and generally previous donors have own set of internal problems to fix…”

All of a sudden, many folks were willing to give me answers.

And as they say, my start was powerful. As a speaker, you need to engage the audience.

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Copyright 2015 Mustapha B Mugisa, Improving Your Condition.

About M. B. Mugisa

Mustapha Barnabas Mugisa is one of those rare people who provides business consulting and advisory to professionals and corporate entities who demand the very best. He is a prolific speaker and governance (strategy and risk) expert. His speaking involves making key notes at major conferences and business events on both technical subjects and leadership skills. A change agent and motivational speaker. Mustapha provides tools and proven methodologies to remarkable results through making people appreciate change. Visit Mustapha's LinkedIn profile to know more. Mustapha is the architect of #WinningMindset Leadership and #WinningTheGame strategy approach that combines Harvard Business strategy Playing To Win, with the Blue Ocean Strategy and Balanced Score Card to deliver a strategy that is easy to execute and monitor. Visit for special insights to improve your condition. Are you too good to be great?

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