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February 12, 2007 0xanna

Have you ever felt like people just aren’t listening to you? You have a message but you can’t find the right words or you have no attention from others. This idea discusses the idea of having an idea and not keeping it on the bookshelf.

It contains six sensible steps to getting a message out and making it stick. The first step is simplicity. People should use words that other people can understand. They should just keep things simple. The second tip is unexpectedness. People can keep others attention if they wow them with something with something they will never forget. The third step is concreteness. What someone says should be true and it’s highly recommended to back up an idea up with real facts. The fourth is credibility. People should be able to use this piece of information in their lives. If it’s important to them, it will hold their attention. The fifth is when telling someone, show emotion. People can really tell if you care about what your talking about. They will not be interested if you aren’t. The last is stories. People love stories and by telling someone something through a story, people will usually be attentive.

I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes i feel like I’m talking to a wall. People just don’t listen sometimes. I found this article very useful. This is a great way to go about things. I think that it could yes be used for giving an idea, but I think something like this could be used for giving something so much as a report in school. Telling stories and showing emotion are great ways to keep people interested while your giving a presentation. So listen up and use them. It’s great advice when your trying to give advice.

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  • 1. colepr  |  February 13, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    the article is very helpful for getting people to listen to you, i might have to try this sometime!

  • 2. hillbadill  |  February 15, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    yeah those are some nice steps…I definitly like it when people tell stories. UI do agree with keeping things simple because I even hate when people are explaining something to me, like math, and they use big words, I just can’t even listen if you know what I mean.


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