Yikes! Did I miss an announcement?!
Yikes! Did I Miss an Announcement?!
Ok – the third or fourth time I get this kind of message, I stop thinking it’s a prank and by the end of the week I was truly puzzled.
What on earth were people asking me about?
Then it hit me. Recently a post from one of the valued members of the KSP team, Vicki White, was published. It made a great point about how easily our habits of communication can actually shut people out – and I loved it!
Opening with “My husband owns” but – and here’s the kicker – without attribution (richly deserved) to highlight Ms. Vicki. Her name wasn’t to be found. Understandably, folks thought I had a new husband. Those who know that I’ve been widowed for a time were sending messages – ‘Anything you’d like to tell me, hmmm?’
So – having the experience of painful irony – let me point out that sometimes our own enthusiasm for a message can actually create more confusion. It can also obscure the heart of what we are trying to get across.
Once more with feeling! Are your communications habits creating a bit more confusion than clarity? Have a great weekend!