Friday, December 28, 2018

Not Too Late!

"People talk about perfect timing, but I think everything is perfect in its moment; you just want to capture that."
~ Eddie Huang
American Chef.
 (b. 1982)

Even though Hanukkah and Christmas are behind us, the message, inspiration, and kindness that go along with those holidays need not be in the past.

If you "forgot" to send a greeting, card or gift to someone, it is not "too late".

There is no time limit on holiday hope, holiday cheer, and holiday thoughtfulness. When you share, there is not need to give excuses, rather approach your message, flowers, gifts or event as a New Year's well-wish, or a post holiday pick-me-up.

Sometimes the crunch of the calendar can be stress and forgetfulness, so instead of beating yourself up for that, embrace the opportunity to let someone know you are thinking of him or her.

Go ahead, send the card, write the note, email your thoughts, have flowers delivered! No date is too late, only no day means no sharing!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Communicating Presentation CANDOR

Sure, you are the expert, and as the presenter, watch staying expert and not going to an extreme in your communication by ensuring you demonstrate CANDOR, meaning be: 

C - Concise - get and stick to the point
A - Agile - be flexible and respond to the audience
N - Non-Jargon - watch acronyms and industry lingo that is off-putting
D - Diplomatic - thank people and ensure you respond with kindness
O - Open - ensure you are willing to hear things differently with interest
R - Real - admit if you are wrong, missed something or do not know

By showing sincere CANDOR, your expertise will be welcomed since you will be approachable and welcoming!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Perspective is Priceless

It can seem as though people are distracted. It can feel as though people don't care.

Perhaps they are distracted and/or even don't care. Still, it is likely they want to be engaged, and they do care. Likely, they have something going on in the background or the foreground that has their attention, concern, and/or time at that moment.

Instead of being disappointed, hurt, mad or crushed, consider their perspective. You may be their distraction, or they may feel that you would not care to hear their concerns or woes. Ask them about what is going on, and then listen. Ask them is there is something specific you can do, and then do it.

Gaining their perspective is priceless, as it changes your perspective, not cost to your relationship, rather as an investment in it!