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Introduction Moments that matter What kind of leader do you want to be? What's stopping you? Don't just speak. Lead. Part 1: Positioning 1. Develop your character Create health Staying humble Build better habits 2. Lead your narrative Get clear Be constructive Stay consistent 3. Build your credibility Capability Contribution Community Consistency Credibility 4. Manage your reputation Six key moments Speak beyond the room The danger of distance Part 2: Messaging 5. Determine the value Solve problems Answer questions Relieve tensions 6. Define your message Start with clarity End with simplicity 7. Deliver with impact The flight path structure Boarding Principle #1: the principle of attention Departing Principle #2: the principle of tension Flying Principle #3: the principle of perspective Landing Principle #4: the principle of resolution Disembarking Principle #5: the principle of action 8. A few more things to consider To connect, learn the language Four questions people ask every time you speak To slide or not to slide is not the question Timekeeping matters Part 3: Developing 9. Get better at thinking Recognise Reframe Refocus 10. Get better at investing Invest in your connections Invest your time wisely Invest in preparation and practice The preparation trap 11. Get better at asking Intentionally sought feedback Openly embraced feedback 12. Get better at failing Where to now? Appendix: A flight path example About the author

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Shane Hatton has spent his career in the business of people. From his early days in event management, recruiting and mobilising large volunteer teams for community events, he has navigated the challenges of leading at scale. Knowing how difficult it can be to get one on one with everyone, he has learned the value of leveraging a communication platform to build trust and rally people around a common vision. From more than a decade of consulting and in-house experience in marketing and communications he has learned the importance of effective messaging to not only be heard but remembered. Shane also spent seven years as a minister. During this time, he was leading and mobilising volunteers in one of Australia's fastest growing churches and responsible for building and nurturing the health, growth and culture of a rapidly expanding campus. This experience at the intersection of people, communication and leadership, along with his studies in business and psychology, laid the foundation for his work today as a trainer, mentor and speaker to leaders and teams. A self-described 'charismatic introvert', Shane has learned how to face the fear of public speaking and embrace the potential of platform leadership. Melboure, Vic.


"At the heart of great leadership is great communication. In Lead The Room, Shane brings this truth into the spotlight with infectious energy and enthusiasm... no matter where you are in your leadership journey, you can't help but learn from it." --Tim Costello, Chief Advocate, World Vision Australia"In a noisy world where people are constantly challenged with how to grab attention to deliver important messages to gain essential engagement and positioning, leadership matters more than ever. Don't delay - study this [book], action this and lead the room powerfully." --Christina Guidotti - CEO, Leading Women"We don't need more eloquent speakers we need more authentic communicators. We need to give more focus to our character and content than we do our form and delivery. Thank you, Shane, for providing a tool to encourage that." --Daniel Flynn, Co-founder Thankyou and best-selling author of Chapter One

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