Ok – so I’ve challenged you to think about whether or not you’re stealing from your company when it comes to the sharing of data and information. (Here is the blog if you need a refresher: Are You Stealing ‘Widgets’ From Work?)
…If your answer to this question is a definite ‘no!’ then you must be sharing information in all sorts of ways…What are the ways and are they effective?
Think about school – which teachers made the biggest impression? Do you clearly remember the lesson where the teacher read from the textbook about plants, trees and insects? Or do you more clearly remember the teacher took the class outside and showed you the plants, trees and insects you were studying?
Look at just a few of the ways we communicate:
· Powerpoint presentations
Have you thought about the people you are communicating with? How do they like to receive information? Do you mix it up occasionally?
If your plan is to share information at the weekly staff meeting – change it up – hold the staff meeting outside, in a new room, or use a game show approach. The prep time will be longer but if the content is important, it will be remembered…and if the content isn’t important, why are you sharing it?
The ability and willingness to share information, in a way your colleagues can digest it and appreciate it, will set you apart.
What are some other ideas you have for presenting material in memorable ways?