SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Olympics. A Presidential Election. So much noise this year – a colossal communications cacophony. What, then, stood out? The moments. Decker Communications Inc., the leading business communication training, coaching and consulting firm, announced the Top 10 Communication Moments of 2016, each complete with a "So What?" – the communication lessons we can apply from both the inspiring and insipid, the excellence and the egos.
"It's not just about what was said, how many were listening, or who happened to hear it – it's essential to consider the communication experience," said Ben Decker, CEO of Decker Communications and co-author of Communicate to Influence: How to Inspire Your Audience to Action (McGraw-Hill, 2015). "How was it heard? These moments resonated for a reason, and each moment also has a key learning that each of us can use immediately to improve our business communications," Decker advised.
Decker Communications provides communication strategies, training and actionable insights to C-suite executives and their teams at Fortune 500 companies, leading non-profits and startups. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco, with an office New York and clients all across the globe.
For the past 20 years, the firm has released a list of the Top 10 Best and Worst Communicators. This year, it shifted focus to identify the top 10 moments that stood out as memorable and influential. "With such a divisive political, economic and social landscape this year, we found ourselves thirsting for inspiration," recognized Decker.
Here are the Top 10 Communication Moments of 2016:
- FLOTUS for POTUS: That's What Many Were Thinking When Michelle Obama Dropped the Mic after her Democratic National Convention Speech, July 25, 2016
- The Voice that Unified the Divided: Dallas Police Chief David Brown's News Briefing, July 8, 2016
- Three Ring Circus at the Highest Stakes: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the Presidential Debates, September 26, October 9, and October 19, 2016
- Retiring at the Top of His Game: Vin Scully's Goodbye Speech at Dodger Stadium, September 23, 2016
- Belting Out Likability: James Corden's Carpool Karaoke (too many to list)
- No Flattery in Plagiarism: Melania Trump's Republican National Convention Speech, July 18, 2016
- Spurring an International Incident: Ryan Lochte's Allegations, August 15, 2016
- The Power of Hamilton: Lin Manuel Miranda's Tony Awards Acceptance Speech, June 12, 2016
- Leaning Into Vulnerability: Sheryl Sandberg's University of California – Berkeley Commencement Speech, May 14, 2016
- The Knee Drop Heard 'Round the World: Colin Kaepernick's Interview on August 28, 2016
To learn more communication lessons and see clips of the Top 10 Communication Moments of 2016, please visit http://decker.com/blog.
About Decker Communications:
Decker Communications consults and trains businesses in communications – both in what they say and how they say it. Since 1979 Decker has worked with thousands of leaders in Fortune 500 companies. Decker is the leading expert in business communications, creating focus and confidence to help leaders communicate vision, motivate action or close the deal. For more information, visit http://decker.com or call 415.543.8100.
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SOURCE Decker Communications