Over the past few weeks I’ve had a number of emails asking me if WCC is a fit.
The number one question has been:
“Will WCC still be a fit for me if I’m not doing, or planning to do, any form of professional public speaking?”
It’s is a fair question to ask, and Marcus and I feel strongly about addressing that WCC goes far beyond just public speaking.
We recorded a quick video of us having an honest discussion about who WCC is a fit for.
In short, if you want to be a greater and more effective communicator in your team, as a leader/manager, as a marketer, as an entrepreneur, on the stage, and off the stage, then I urge you to watch this video and don’t miss WCC this year.
Once you’ve watched the video, email me firstname.lastname@example.org with any thoughts, ideas or questions.
All right, Chris. WCC is coming up, and I know lots of people have emailed you and said, “Is this the right fit for me?” Who should be there, who should not be there? I think it’s important that we have an honest conversation about it, and so why don’t you start with who it’s for? If you had to say who WCC is for, who would you say?
Yeah, I think it’s really, if you look at a high level, it’s for anyone that finds themself in a sort of high stakes situation. Someone that’s in a leadership role, perhaps, or a management role, or a supervisory role. Anywhere where you’re communicating with a group of people. That could be on the stage. It could be off the stage.
It’s something that you and I have talked about a lot as well is that the scales and the principles that you teach at World Class Communication can be used in all areas of life. Sales conversations, in the family home, when you’re on the telephone. I think that anyone that really wants to communicate at a higher level and really feels strongly that communication is a skill that they want to hone and craft, I feel it’s for that person. The person that has a need to want to be better at communication. I think that’s deep in there in most of us. Do you agree?
Yeah. I would say in conjunction with that or there’s people that feel like they’ve got something to say. They just don’t quite know how to say it. Then there’s those that they have to say something every single day, because it’s part of their work life or their personal life. It’s what they do.
Now, let’s look at the other side of that, the who it’s not a good fit for. Usually, I think it’s easier to say who something is not a good fit for, because it’s pretty black and white. This one’s a little bit different, because it’s … The easy answer would be well, gee, anybody that wants to communicate better or anybody that has to communicate should probably be there, which is the easy answer. But I would say that there’s some that are not an ideal fit for this.
It really comes down to this, what I’ve found. If … And this is where you’ve got to be really self-aware. If you feel like that your communication style is just right for you … In other words, you don’t feel like it needs to be improved or you don’t want to possibly look at it from a different angle. You’re like, “I’m good with the way that I communicate. I like it.” … well then, I would say definitely WCC is probably not a good fit for you.
Yeah. I think you’ve got to feel like you want to be in a place mindset wise to take some feedback on your own presentation style and be open to feedback and be open to improvement. Right?
Yeah. Not everybody is like that, and that’s okay. That’s totally okay. The thing about WCC is sometimes people say, “Gee, you’re going to give me … I don’t know if I can take the hard feedback.” It’s not like that. In fact, it’s not the goal at all. We try to create an incredibly safe experience for you. That’s what we want to do. In order to do that, we need to put you in a position to win. So if by chance you are one of the ones that gets in front of everybody, you’re not going to hear me say, “You did this wrong.” What you’re going to hear is I will suggest that you try it this way. Essentially, we’re taking what you do and we’re adding to it.
The other element to WCC, we’ve got a simple rule. That is no one else is allowed to give feedback. It sounds like it’s almost a little bit mean, but it’s not. It’s a controlled environment, because we don’t want you to be inundated with people saying, “You should try this,” or, “You should consider this.” So it’s a safe place.
If you want to up your game and improve your ability to communicate, whether it’s one-to-one or one-to-many, well then, I think WCC, or we think WCC will probably be a great fit for you.