172. Using Effective Communication and Coaching to Good Advantage
Bill Lampton, Ph.D., President of Championship Communication, helps leaders speak confidently, clearly, and convincingly. His interview coaching enables applicants to excel in job searches. Bill’s client list includes Gillette, Procter and Gamble, Duracell, British Columbia Legal Management System, Missouri Bar, and the Ritz-Carlton Cancun. Prior to establishing his company, he taught at the University of Georgia, then served as vice president of three colleges and a medical center. He has hosted many radio talk shows.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
“I was required to take a speech course as a freshman at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. That truly was the spark that made me realize that I wanted to dedicate my life and career to the teaching of communication. It amazed me to see how a speech presented well could change someone’s opinion in ten minutes, and even their behavior.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Teaching on a university campus in the mid-1960s, “I found that whatever I said wasn’t automatically accepted just because I had degrees and a title. I won’t say the audience was cynical, but they were alert, and you had to have documentation or research to back up what you were saying. That was challenging. I enjoyed that part of it.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
Dr. Lampton cites the importance of having and being a good coach or mentor. “That’s the kind of thing that makes my work so rewarding, to watch people develop their skills. They might have had them innately, but needed the practice, the right system, the right instructor. I found this to be true for myself, too, when I ventured into my own business.”
Connecting With Bill Lampton
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