Engaging communication starts with personal comfort.
When we are able to communicate from a confident place, our audience feels more comfortable. In order to achieve this confidence we must first be comfortable. Too often we forget about the necessity of comfort and attempt to engage others while our own mind is unsettled.
Yes, engaging communication is, in the end, about our audience, but in order to reach that end, we must first focus on ourselves.
How do I motivate and inspire?
Although I may know how to be confident when communicating, without knowing how to create comfort between myself and others I will not earn trust, and therefore not create high engagement or loyalty. Successful on-screen and on-stage talent like actors, hosts, anchors, teachers, speakers, sales people, and facilitators know how to put others at ease—in order to deepen trust—which then permits utilizing mental and emotional influence. Trust is achieved through emotional connectors such as humor, empathy, and wisdom. The audience must see the communicator as competent in something they care about. The more one can establish competence through relatable emotional connectors, the more one expands that trust (credibility) and influence. This expansion of communication ability from one-dimensional phrasing to emotional and mental influence is what I label 3D Communication.
How do I expand my communication ability?
Whether it is speeches, pitches, consultations, presentations, or one-on-one conversations, mastering communication dynamics is a vital component for leadership and influence. The more we are able to convey integrity and trust, the more we are liked, listened to, and respected.
Contact me if you want to begin this most useful work for yourself or your group.