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Have a lot of thoughts buzzing in the head, but feel crap at articulating them to your team or others?
I feel you. It happens to me. ALL.THE.TIME! 🙄
You feel like you have a lot of ideas and have the reasoning why they are great and that you can take over the world with them. But when they come out of your mouth, what you say doesn’t have the same power when you vocalize them. And unfortunately what sounds great in your head just doesn’t translate to anything valuable, impressive or inspiring to your team.
Not all of us are born great orators, but when we have a passion, we can talk hours about it. Meaning, we have a bunch of words and sentences around the topic, but the key is to concentrate the most valuable part of the whole idea into a short pitch.
So…what to do?
Basically you have to practice explaining things to people. Here’s a few tips I from my experience, that I feel helped me a lot:
1️⃣ TREAT IT LIKE A STORY
“It all started, when…” Not everyone operates on the same level of information as you do, so even if it feels stupid and common sense most of the time when working in a team, start with giving a back story to why your topic/suggestion/idea is important. This introduction is a great way for you to keep the flow of your talk, have everyone onboard and not jump into the middle of the story where context might get lost for people that have less information about what you are telling.
2️⃣ HAVE A PLAN
Have the end goal in your head, where you want the listeners to be taken to by your story. Even if what you will be telling or discussing goes all different directions, you will have this powerful lighthouse - the main point that you want to conclude to.
3️⃣ BE PREPARED
if you have time, let’s say - have a meeting about something - do some research and challenge your idea asking WHY it is important to discuss and HOW it could be perceived different than you think. In that case - you will feel solid if you get these questions, will express your opinion more firmly, taking possible doubts into consideration, and increase the chance that conclusions will be made as you expected.
4️⃣ MAKE IT FLOW
Thoughts usually are very chaotic. In our heads, they are random keywords which you roughly know how to combine into this huge concept. Try putting your thoughts into text. When you do this exercise, you will be faced with a challenge of construction - have to write it down so that it has structure, flows nicely and makes sense in general. After doing so, you will have the structure in your head: what is starts from, why it matters, how you propose to approach it and what value will this idea bring to listeners.
🙃 P.S. See what I did here? I think Qoorio insights are a great way to start practising structuring your talks and inspiring your team 😉
Here’s a fun one - Ever noticed similarities between gaming and marketing? 🤔
Well, not hardcore gaming, but have you ever played minesweeper as a child?
It reminds me of when you just start marketing:
1️⃣ At first you start with a field full of mines and opportunities and you need to uncover some areas that can be built on - square after square. Otherwise it takes a lot of guesswork to proceed. But if you get stuck, then you need to search for multiple uncovered areas and see how they combine.
2️⃣ Then you start to see patterns how numbers connect - like mini structures. When you do so - you gain a lot of speed in the gameplay.
3️⃣ And as you succeed - you want to up your level with more obstacles and wider opportunities!
💡 Likewise is in marketing - get something to start from, your initial data and learnings and just build on it! When stuck - do tests and see what results they bring to the whole picture.
And if u get a mine - learn where your calculations were wrong and just start over ☺️
Why do we feel lonely sometimes, even if we have everything we would desire in the world?
Maybe “The little prince” can bring some insight to that.
In the book the little prince realizes that, even though there are many roses, his love for his rose makes her unique and that he is therefore responsible for her. And being away from her - makes him feel lonely.
We are also responsible for loving ourselves and only when we appreciate our “rose” and not distance ourselves from who we truly are, we finally feel fulfillment.
Probably most of us would agree that parents want their children to do better in life compared to what they have achieved. It is sad though, that most of them forbid different behavior than they are used to and as a result - raise children with a mindset that their individuality is wrong.
When having a strict upbringing, it is hard not to aim for proving your point to the elder, but forgiving their ways of expressing love and care and letting go is the path to free up headspace for further development