THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PODCAST

Connection is Crucial to Successful Communication

March 07, 2021 Jacob Grimes Season 1 Episode 2
THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PODCAST
Connection is Crucial to Successful Communication
Show Notes

"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"

Practical Application: 

  1. Teach someone a new skill
  2. Make a book, podcast, or app recommendation
  3. Say thank you for a piece of work completed or positive behavior shown
  4. Connect helpful people in your network with the other person to help them develop


 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:

  1. Clearly cares
  2. focus' on the interests of others
  3. Remains present in conversations
  4. Adds value to anyone they come across