Perspective: Did you see what I saw?

George TorokCommunication skills, Executive presence, Leadership communication, Story telling Leave a Comment

If we are each blind to the other’s perspective we will never agree.

This ancient poem from John G. Saxe about the Six Blind Men Who Went to See the Elephant demonstrates the differences of perspectives and the challenge of understanding. When you read this poem, notice the perspective and certainly of each blind man. Consider that there are times that we  might be blind to other perspectives.

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Reduce tension in a difficult presentation

Presentation Crisis: How a Quote, Cartoon and Story Could Save Your Career

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A prop can greatly enhance your presentation. Verbal arguments aren’t enough to convince people of your message. Add a visual – a chart or cartoon. Verbal props come in several forms: quotations from famous people, anecdotes, plays, poems or even questions. I was faced with a critical meeting to defend myself against serious charges from our auditors. My defense included a quote, a cartoon and a parable.

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Your Intended Message podcast

Your Intended Message Podcast

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Your Intended Message is the podcast about how we communicate – mistakes we can avoid and how we can communicate more effectively.

Think about the last time you had a message go wrong. You didn’t know why. The receiver of your message didn’t get it or they reacted weirdly and you had no idea what their problem was. That’s the challenges that this podcast will address. Every week, I’ll interview experts on different aspects of communication skills.

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