From the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series, Point and Grunt features a foreword by Claude Hamilton. This “What To Do/What Not To Do” guide encourages highly effective communication for leaders and teams.
Communication is a broad topic. In fact, most speakers or writers would find it an impossible topic to tackle in any sort of all-inclusive manner. It incorporates one-on-one conversations, public speaking, small group meetings, negotiations, emails, texts, social media, and more. In fact, it could easily be argued that communication constitutes the majority of our lives in one way or another.
Considering how much of your life (personal and professional) depends upon your ability to communicate effectively and efficiently…have you had an appropriate amount of training on the subject? Are you effective when you communicate? Do you know where you can improve and how to accomplish it? Have you even spent any time thinking about your communication skills?
If you haven’t spent any time considering these HUGE questions, you need to think about picking up Point and Grunt from LIFE Leadership. It’s easy to read while conveying all the IMPORTANT points that you need to know in order to maximize your ability to communicate by refreshing the skills you already have and informing you in areas that you may not have considered!
Excerpt from Point and Grunt:
Top leaders know that remembering names is a skill worth working for and really developing. These five little “memory morsels” can greatly help. Now, to show just how powerful repetition can be, we’re going to repeat these five times. Unless you have an amazing memory, you probably didn’t quickly memorize them all the first time through.
Really try to remember them each as we repeat them this time:
- Turn on your “I’m Going to Remember His Name” button as soon as you meet someone. One of the best ways to do this is to take the initiative and introduce yourself first.
- If you don’t hear his name the first time, ask him to repeat it. Even if you immediately forget it during the initial conversation, hearing him repeat it will help. Repetition makes a positive difference.
- Make sure you know how to pronounce his name correctly. Actually, sometimes it’s even easier to remember a name that’s a tad hard to pronounce – but only if you’re paying attention and trying.
- If possible, repeat the person’s name aloud a few times during your conversation.
- When it’s practical, also learn one fact about the person. The fact will help you remember his name, and his name will help you remember the fact. This kind of memory synergy can be very effective.
For more helpful tips on effective communication and how to master it – get a copy of Point and Grunt today.