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diane sawyer

“It’s in the preparation — in those dreary pedestrian virtues they taught you in seventh grade and you didn’t believe. It’s making the extra call and caring a lot.”

— News Anchor Diane Sawyer

How did Diane Sawyer rise to the top of her profession? She put in the prep time so that her on-camera performances were both substantive and smooth. Here are 3 simple tips managers can apply right now to help their people — and themselves — achieve greater success in the limelight:

1. SET THE EXAMPLE: Let your people know that you make the time to prepare thoroughly and offer examples of when and how it made a difference in your performance. Share your best prep tips with them as well.

2. STRESS THE IMPORTANCE: Help your team prioritize prep time as one of their very important “To Do” items. Ensure they are not penalized for taking the time they need to be ready.

3. OFFER SUPPORT: Do a dry run and offer both praise and constructive feedback. Not only will you help boost their self-assurance and build their skills, you’ll have full confidence in their ability. Click here for more management tips.