Getting Your Message Through

I love personality profiles (like DiSC®), but not for the reasons you might assume. While they do tell us some very good things about ourselves to help us better understand why we prefer to behave the way we do, I think they better serve us in helping us understand others.

The Inscape Publishing folks call this Flexing. It is about better understanding the other person’s preference in how they are communicated with and then leveraging that knowledge to get your message through.

Don’t try to be someone else when you communicate … be you – and be skillful as you consider the other person, or persons, when you do so.

Maybe these 3 steps will help as you plan a particular communication:

  1. Consider your audience. What’s in it for them to hear what you have to say? How will they be listening … what kind of language will get their attention?
  2. Take your thinking, your processing, and determine how it all comes together in a succinct summary – determine Your Key Message.
  3. Take all that other ‘thinking’ and communicate only what provides clarity and support to Your Key Message.

 This has served me well and I believe it can serve you.

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About Jeff Brunson

In this whirling 21st Century the individual needs to embrace the authentic self and confidently leverage the energy and power found there. As we entered the 21st Century, I became more concerned about what leaders like you needed for successful influence and personal fulfillment. As we move deeper into this challenging 21st Century, I’m more convinced than ever that the core of my work is in helping individual leaders remember who they are − a trueness. It is about confidence found in your authenticity.

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