I often laugh from myself when I get a feeling that I am good in something that I could call myself an expert. I have already experienced how fast this confidence can change when you meet certain people, attend a training or read a book 📖.
The book “Made to Stick” by Chip Health and Dan Heath made me realize this again - how much further I could improve my presentation skills when trying to create successful ideas and convince your audience.
The authors shared 6 principles which prove to make your ideas stick that people remember:
✅ Simplicity. We must create ideas that are both simple and profound.
🤩 Unexpectedness. We need to violate people’s expectations.
❗️ Concreteness. Naturally sticky ideas are full of concrete images.
💯 Credibility. Sticky ideas create their own credentials.
🤪 Emotion. We need to make our audience feel something.
📝 Stories. This helps to make people act on our ideas.
Together these principles form “SUCCES” rules which I have already started to practice at work.
It's December! The time for reflection and set-up of new objectives.
While I like the concept of noting down your New Year's resolutions, too often I hear vaguely defined sentences, which I doubt help people to achieve more.
I believe that New Year's resolutions shouldn't be a long list of actions you want to do, but rather a few personal breakthroughs which will stretch you.
With my experience of using Hoshin Kanri model in business, I wrote a blog post on how to define meaningful New Year resolutions which I think could drive personal breakthroughs.
In general I am a very slow book reader. I often use a marker to highlight the sentences which resonate with me the most or I want to re-read them after a while.
Some books are so refreshingly educational that I even decide to write a blog post, which serves as a summary of my key take-aways that I believe can be useful for you too.
This has just happened with "The Blue Ocean Strategy" book by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne.
What are you favorite books which you have recently read and learnt a lot from?