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January 18, 2013
Dr. Christiane Northrup, an ob/gyn, author, host of 6 PBS television specials, believes that joy rituals are a large part of living an abundant and fully engaged life. “Joy comes naturally in childhood, but we are conditioned out of it as we grow into adults.” “It takes discipline each day to connect with our joy, which is actually a biochemical state, but the benefits are worth it. Our mind and body functions much better. When 40 corporate employees and business owners spoke about their personal joy rituals, enjoying a cup of coffee, topped the list! There lies the success of Starbucks and all the other coffee outlets.
The Coach ‘s favorite ritual is . . . exercising and listening to my favorite music. And yours?
Many of my speaker clients have the most difficulty in crafting a closing to their presentation. I remind them that the audience usually remembers the first and last things that they hear. Here are some ways to help the attendees remember your main message.- After you summarize what you told them, tell an inspirational story that supports your main thesis.
The Coach sez . . . many professional speakers begin with a humorous story or anecdote, and close with a powerful story that makes attendees do what you really want them to do.
People in high context cultures communicate through subtle non-verbal gestures, facial expressions, silences and pauses. People “read” each other by interpreting how something is said or not said. (ex: Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Saudi Arabian cultures) People in low- context culture have more choice in their transactions, so they communicate more through spoken and written words. They state their messages directly and emphasize the importance of being articulate. (ex: Canadian, United States and English cultures) In international business exchanges, it is key to understand the differences between communication in high-context and low-context cultures and languages.
The Coach asks . . . do you have an example of a time that you or someone you know messed up and created misunderstanding in their global exchange?
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About the author
Coach Sandra Schrift shares a few easy-to-read insights in this bi-weekly broadcast, and welcomes positive responses and input. Her 13 years as the founder/owner of The Podium Speakers Bureau in San Diego afforded her the privilege to work with many outstanding professional speakers and meeting planners nationwide. Since 1996, Sandra has been coaching professional speakers on their speaking business as well as helping young adults and business professionals become more persuasive and motivational in their presentations.
“Thank you so much for your valuable time, Sandra. I found your free consultation extremely practical, focused, and, if I don't take the actions you suggest, I have only myself to blame. This is no sales gimmick. You are for real.”
--Bob Lancer, professional speaker