“Educators take something simple and make it complicated. Communicators take something complicated and make it simple.” John C. Maxwell
We can all learn alot from President Ronald Reagan, also known as the “great communicator.” People always knew who he was, where he stood, and what he wanted, and they could not wait to get on board with him.
Wherever we are currently, we can be a more effective communicator if you follow 4 basic truths:
Simplify your message – Be clear, be clear, be clear.
See the person – Who is my audience? What are their questions? What needs to be accomplished? How much time do I have?
Show the truth – Believe in what you say and live what you say.
Seek a response – The goal of all communication is action.
To improve your communication, do the following:
Be as clear as a bell – Simplicity and clarity.
Refocus your attention – Think about their needs, questions and desires.
Live your message – Live what you say.
Focus on simplicity in your messaging.
*This post and podcast are based on content from John Maxwell’s 21 Indispensable Qualities of a leader (Chapter 4). To learn how to become a better leader, get the book click here
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