I have received feedback from my manager on multiple occasions that I need to improve my communication. Specifically, I tend to "ramble on" or provide too much data upfront in conversations; this leads to the audience "tuning me out" vs. receiving a crisp, clear, on-point message. My manager and I are both looking for the right strategy to help me overcome this weakness; we do not have a lot of ideas currently.
Are there any tools / tricks out there that can help me address this? Although I try to be conscious of this issue, I still have trouble realizing that I'm doing it!
Would Toastmasters be helpful? My company tends to have "working session" type meetings where I need to speak vs. formal presentations.
Any guidance would be appreciated! Thanks!