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Slide Notes

Communicating effectively is what we all want. How do we do that in a global culture with so much noise in the channel--and so many channels? We've got to stand back and see the process; effective communication takes practice. And knowing about the elephant helps too!

Sculpting An Elephant

Published on Nov 06, 2015

Communicating effectively is what we all want. How do we do that in a global culture with so much noise in the channel--and so many channels? We've got to stand back and see the process; effective communication takes practice. And knowing about the elephant helps too!

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

SCULPTING AN ELEPHANT

COMMUNICATING COMPETENTLY
Communicating effectively is what we all want. How do we do that in a global culture with so much noise in the channel--and so many channels? We've got to stand back and see the process; effective communication takes practice. And knowing about the elephant helps too!

HOW DO WE SEE THE WORLD?

DOUBLE IMAGES?

FOCUSED REALITY?

CAN WE SEE THE FOREST?

THE TREE?

AND

THE LEAF?

THE BIG PICTURE

AND

THE CLOSEUP?

WHAT WE SEE

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AIN'T EXACTLY CLEAR

WE DON'T KNOW

HOW MUCH WE DON'T KNOW

HOW DO YOU SCULPT AN ELEPHANT?

CUT AWAY EVERYTHING THAT ISN'T ONE
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COMMUNICATION IS EASY, RIGHT?

JUST STOP SCREWING UP
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FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE?

NOT REALLY.

WE'RE ALWAYS COMMUNICATING

BUT NOT ALWAYS WELL
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4 PHASES

COMMUNICATION COMPETENCE

UNCONSCIOUS INCOMPETENCE

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THEM?

CONSCIOUS INCOMPETENCE

WHY CAN'T THEY BE MORE LIKE US?
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CONSCIOUS COMPETENCE

I WONDER WHAT THE WORLD LOOKS LIKE TO THEM?
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UNCONSCIOUS COMPETENCE

I SEE WHAT YOU MEAN
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PRACTICE!

COMMUNICATION COMPETENCE

WHAT IS TRUE KNOWLEDGE?

ASKED CONFUCIUS

TO KNOW WHEN YOU KNOW A THING

AND TO KNOW WHEN YOU DO NOT KNOW
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THAT IS TRUE KNOWLEDGE

YOU CANNOT TEACH A MAN

WHAT HE THINKS HE ALREADY KNOWS -- EPICTETUS
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COMMUNICATION COMPETENCE

BEGINS WITH HUMILITY
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"COMMUNICATION

IS A MATTER OF PATIENCE & IMAGINATION" -- CAPTAIN PICARD
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"COMMUNICATION IS CULTURE

CULTURE IS COMMUNICATION" - EDWARD HALL
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COMMUNICATION COMPETENCE

HUMILITY PATIENCE & IMAGINATION IN CONTEXT
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BEGIN, AGAIN. . .

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LEARN UP!

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