Things I am learning #1

Alongside the blogposts I have lined up for An IC Journey – I also wanted to include some bite-size snippets of thoughts, musings and learnings. There’s no structure to these, I am just going to list them as I think them. Please feel free to share or challenge. Here’s the first:

I am learning that analogies are a great way for communicating with senior managers. Let’s face it, the senior people in our organisations are busy bees. They’re challenged with absorbing lots of information everyday, often bouncing from meeting to meeting. As communicators I think we can help them retain ‘detail’ better through analogies. Lets break up the bulletpoint-ridden Powerpoints and dull agenda sheets with a well woven analogy which stitches a message together like a story.

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