The most effective communicators share more than just information, they also convey a feeling.

When we meet others, they usually remember more about how you made them feel, than what you had to say.

What feelings do you leave people with?

Better question… What feelings do you want to leave people with?

For the next few days reflect on the feelings you think you generated in others, and maybe even go and ask them afterwards to find out if you are right.

How could you change the way you communicate so you convey more feeling?

Maybe less information and use a story or an example rather than just the facts, because stories are good for generating feelings.

Here is a story about two monks, and some tips on how to frame a story so it works.

My best wishes, Paul

By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Consultant on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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