resist the temptation to write your story the way others like…stay true to yourself!
As writers and communicators, we’ve probably all heard the saying, “Communicate with the listener in mind.” I keep this statement on my desk to be reminded often that I need to be intentional in my writing – intentional to focus on clearly articulating the topic at hand with you – the reader – in mind. When I prepare a live presentation, the same practice applies. Like John Maxwell said in his book by the same title, “Everyone communicates, but few connect.”
If we only write or talk to have something to say, it does little good to anyone. And in a day when seemingly everyone has a platform of some kind, it matters even more that our words count.
Beware getting lost in the practice of communicating with your listeners/readers in mind, though.
In the private practice (counseling, coaching and consulting) my husband and I have, and in my teaching…
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