No matter how you communicate, you must learn how it’s being perceived by others.
In order to communicate, you must learn how you communicate.
Whether you are soft-spoken or outspoken, you speak a certain “language” of fascination.
When I say “language,” I’m not talking about English or Portuguese. I’m referring to all of your verbal and nonverbal signals that shape how the world sees you.
If you have the Passion Advantage, you speak the language of relationship. You make a lot of eye contact; you choose highly descriptive words and phrases with expressive inflection.
If you have the Mystique Advantage, on the other hand, you speak a different language. You speak the language of listening. Unlike a Passion personality, who can sometimes “over communicate,” you are seen as someone who carefully thinks before speaking so that you can get the facts right the first time.When you understand which of these languages comes most naturally to you, you can see how your communication is being heard by others.
You are the guardian of your messageIf you believe that you have a message worth listening to, then you have a responsibility to get your message out into the world.
That’s true whether you are delivering a newsletter or a church sermon. It’s true whether you are an account executive or a company president. You are the guardian of your message. Even if you are shy or reluctant, it’s your duty to help your important message be heard.
YOU are the guardian of your message | via @SallyHogshead (Tweet this!)
Which language of fascination do you speak? via @SallyHogshead (Tweet this!)
Whether you are soft-spoken or outspoken, you speak a certain “language” of fascination | via @SallyHogshead (Tweet this!)
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