Over the past few months, we have been having some disruptive, and thought-provoking conversations with Michael Steiner, Executive Director of BEST Robotics around the training, education and the elements and skills that students and the workforce need today.
One part of my last conversation made me stop and think.
Michael talked about the importance of communication in today’s business World, and I wanted to have a deeper conversation around this subject, so we arrange the recording of this segment.
I have been an enterprise sales professional for the majority of my career, and I chose to use the power of communication to help educate my audience about the things I am passionate about in the process of doing this over the past several years I have created many strong partnerships and had several win-win outcomes where we have benefited from this approach.
But communication was a key element of this approach. And in today’s “instant” reward approach, sometimes communication is diluted and some of the key elements are lost.
If you lose key elements in a business communication, it can be the difference between success or failure, a great idea or missed opportunity, and that can cost the individual or the organization millions in revenue.
The art of putting together a clear, and concise communication piece is more than having good grammar and punctuation – it is the structure of how you present the information and the data.
Many people just jump in and present the idea.
But it is essential to put the idea into context, so that the recipient can relate to why you are communicating this.
Michael gives some great examples of communication that worked, and enabled the communicator to put their case forward so that the recipient could make an informed decision.
About BEST Robotics:
Take plywood and a box filled with items such as PVC pipe, screws and other hardware, an irrigation valve cover, piano wire, aluminum paint grid, a bicycle inner tube, a BRAIN (BEST Robotics Advanced Instruction Node programmable platform), and something called a micro-energy chain system and try, within six weeks, to design and build a functioning machine that can perform certain, specific tasks in three minutes. What do you get?
You get BEST, a middle and high school robotics competition whose mission is to engage and excite students about engineering, science, and technology as well as inspire them to pursue careers in these fields.
Through participation in our project-based STEM program, students learn to analyze and solve problems utilizing the Engineering Design Process, which helps them develop technological literacy skills. It is these skills that industry seeks in its workforce.
Each fall, over 850 middle and high schools and over 18,000 students participate in the competition.
For More Information Visit Their Website : https://www.bestrobotics.org/
About Michael Steiner
Michael Steiner came from humble beginnings. He is the son of Polish Holocaust survivors who made it through World War II as orphans because of a great deal of help from others. Over the years, he has become an accomplished and entrepreneurial international executive. Michael has over thirty years of experience in leading companies, organizations, and projects across industries. His proven track record includes team management experience, negotiation skills, and the highest level of due diligence. Michael Steiner is the co-founder of Your Global Strategy (YGS). This innovative consulting agency works with thought leaders and governments across the globe to manage projects and drive creativity toward growth.
Throughout the years, Michael Steiner’s clients have included governments and government leaders, philanthropists, and global entrepreneurs—all committed to utilizing their diverse talents to impact humanity. Influenced by his passion for education and his family connection to the performing arts, Michael devotes significant time to organizations around the world that plant seeds of creativity in the hearts and minds of children and adults. His work has helped manage and promote such groups—bridging the gap between leadership, audience, investors, and artists of tremendous talent. When asked about his career and experience, Michael Steiner answers: “When you learn, learn from and together with others; there is no limit to what one can achieve. People are Good”