"Effective communication can only be made possible through establishing a caring connection with another person"
Story 1: Whatsapp/zoom analogy
Principle #1 CONNECTORS CARE
Story 2: Swen Nater Poem about legendary basketball coach John Wooden
Sub principal: Care is a choice
Practical Application: Choose today to focus on the other person. To listen to another person more than you speak. We can also show our call in a practical way by recommending a book/podcast that may help them.
Principle #2 CONNECTORS PERSONALISE
Story 3: The Kindness of a Stranger
Sub principal: Find out what matters to the other person and focus on it
Practical Application: Today ask someone you work with about their passions and interests outside of work. Allow time every time you see them speak about their passions.
Principle # 3 CONNECTORS REMAIN PRESENT
Story 4: Peter and the Golden Thread
Sub principle: "The greatest gift you can give someone today is your full attention"
Practical Application: Where possible remove your phone from sight, log out of your company chat when speaking to someone, and focus solely on the other person.
Principle # 4 CONNECTORS ADD VALUE
Story 5: Phil Jones
Sub principle: "Adding value requires an action, not just a thought"
Principle # 5 CONNECTORS LIVE THE LIFE THEY TEACH
Story 6: John Maxwell
Sub principle: "True authenticity attracts others to you"
Practical Application: Choose to action the practical application points outlined in each of the principles and repeat them daily. Prepare to watch your communication and leadership of others thrive!
Conclusion: People will love their time spent with you as you are a person who: