In around 500BC, the renowned Greek Philosopher and Mathematician, Pythagoras, was attributed with saying “do not say a little in many words but a great deal in few”. A message that today’s business professionals can relate to when listening to long-winded, directionless communication in the workplace.
In the 17th century, French Philosopher Rene Descartes shared his wisdom on effective communication in a book called ‘Discourse on Method’. Descartes identified three characteristics of excellent communication:
1. Analysis – get to the core of the subject you are about to talk about. This will help you stay clear and concise.
2. Separation – clearly separating one idea from another, your listener can easily digest one point before moving onto another.
3. Movement – arrange your ideas in a logical sequence, so each idea builds on the other – this adds energy, impact and persuasion to what you are saying.
Fast forward to 2012 and on the Think on Your Feet® workshop you learn simple and easy-to remember methods for putting the theory into practice. The most powerful communicators really do find a way to get across their message without saying too much.
For further details about Think on Your Feet® – attend our FREE webinar on the 27th January at 11am GMT. Register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/930859646