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CEO -how to prepare a speech to open a strategy workshop

09-Mar-2015

As a CEO, you are expected to deliver the opening address at your organization's strategic planning workshop or retreat. The speech, which sets the scene for the strategy workshop, usually lasts between 15 and 30 minutes. What you choose to focus on in your speech, will affect what your team focuses on and how they will behave during the strategy workshop.

Why a CEO's opening address at a strategy workshop is important. 

When you present your opening address at the start of a strategic planning workshop, the delegates at the workshop use your speech to determine:

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  • Whether to trust the workshop agenda or not. If what you speak about in your opening address doesn't match the agenda of the workshop, your team will become confused. They will spend hours wanting to debate the workshop agenda, rather than getting on and doing strategy...
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