2-4-6-8 how do you communicate?: how to make your point in by Phillip Khan-Panni

By Phillip Khan-Panni

With examples and speech feedback, this booklet offers a template for purchasing your aspect throughout in exactly a minute. the writer indicates the reader the right way to clear out details and current evidence successfully.

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Remember to keep your listeners on Track 150. ◆ Remember WIIFM and you won’t be boring. ◆ Make your point succinctly then let others speak ... and LISTEN. 49 Chapter 5 How Easily Do You Communicate? In this Chapter: ◆ common problems of interpretation ◆ the serious consequences of getting it wrong ◆ cultural differences can bring misunderstanding ◆ do you say it right? ◆ when they stop listening to what you’re saying ◆ the real test of your communication skills ◆ how to get others ready to accept what you say.

55 2-4-6-8 How do you Communicate? Now get your friend to draw what you described, based entirely on your description. A good idea would be to switch on a tape recorder as you describe the object, and rely on the recording alone to assist your friend in completing the drawing. No further explanations from you. Now put your heads together and list the main obstacles to clear and effective communication. It should have been an easy exercise, but I think you’ll find that it’s actually rather hard to re-create in the other person’s mind the image you started with.

That person could be you. Not only will you gain several 39 2-4-6-8 How do you Communicate? brownie points, but you will be perceived as someone to follow. In summary ... ◆ Aim to bring about some change. ◆ Start with your end in mind. ◆ What outcome do you want? ◆ Be like Demosthenes: get action rather than applause. ◆ Pile on relevant benefits. ◆ Pay attention to your listener’s point of view. ◆ Stay focused, be succinct, call for specific action. 40 Chapter 4 Don’t Be Boring In this Chapter ◆ the four situations when brevity and directness count ◆ what’s the point you are making?

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