Communication 3.0, Live & Virtual Why it’s Imperative to Tap Into Both Left & Right Brains!

Ask yourself if you are a left or right brainer.  Left-brainers are described as more analytical and right-brainers more visionary. If you like to work with numbers, you’re more apt to be a left-brainer and if creating and designing come easily to you, you’re more likely a right-brainer.

On a similar note, ask yourself if you’re an introvert or an extrovert. An introvert prefers quieter settings and craves solitude while an extrovert thrives amongst people and often seeks them out for ideas and social purposes.

When it comes to great communication, it doesn’t matter whether you’re left or right brained or an introvert or extrovert.  What matters is that you’re aware of the type of person you are and that you’ve taken the time to be aware of which of your skills are innate and which skills could use some sharpening.

When it comes to communication everyone is created differently and if we move forth with the attributes of both left and right brainers; both introverts and extroverts, we’re much more able to ensure that our insights and opinions are heard, and well represented!

For example, if you’re an introvert who’s more left brained, you might want to make sure you speak up when you have the opportunity.   That’s because someone who prefers a quieter way of life is more apt to shy away from communication, which can sometimes be described as painful.  But if this happens, you may miss many opportunities from building relationships to garnering a raise or promotion.

On the other side of the coin, if you’re a more extroverted person who has big-picture thinking like a right brainer, it’s important to be aware of how you’re presenting your case.  That’s because someone who is more outgoing might forget that people need to be able to digest new information that’s being presented.  And like our last example, this could also lead to lost opportunities like building relationships and garnering a raise or promotion.

Once you’re taken the time to figure out what your communication type is:  left or right brained; introverted or extroverted, now ask yourself another question:  “What type of person or people am I communicating with?”

When you determine that, you’re now much more able to move forward with a conversation or presentation that’s less about you and more about them.    And that is the key to great communication in the 21st century.  If you can mirror your audience while delivering a well thought out piece of information, you’re much more apt to receive buy-in for your products and services—and even your ideas and vision.

If you think these communication techniques take a considerable amount of time, you’re right.  But just like building a business, a plan and a foundation is imperative for a structure that’s sound, safe and enduring.  So take some time to tune in (to yourself and others) before your next big presentation and I promise, it will be an investment well worth the effort!

Communication 3.0 Formula:

1.     Understand Yourself

2.     Understand Your Audience

3.     Understand Your Content

Communication 3.0 Quote:

“When I get ready to talk, I spend two-thirds of the time thinking about what they need to hear and one third of the time thinking about what I want to say”                 Abraham Lincoln


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