Are your thoughts and words going in all directions? Here are three tips for clarity.
Like boats when the wind and tide are against each other, our ideas can scatter and drift in all directions.
One of the most challenging skills when communicating is to be concise and clear. Have you ever felt that your message is becoming lost? Do your clients look confused or bored?
The good news is that reams of jumbled information can be your starting point.
You need to sift, shift and eliminate unnecessary words and concepts that hinder a logical and cohesive argument. The solution to achieving and conveying a clear message is straightforward.
Firstly, decide what are your three most vital points and number them, making your first and last the strongest.
Then, take each of them and expand them with a clear example or story that exemplifies and makes your idea intriguing and meaningful.
Finally, start with a statement that captures your audience’s attention, hooking them in so that they want to know more about your topic, include your three consecutive points and then finish by linking back to your opening and succinctly tying all of the information together.
Always ask yourself what does my audience want to know and learn from me; think about their needs and you will shape a well-structured and logical message.
Following these guidelines will have your thoughts heading in the right direction for excellent communication.