Are you an effective communicator? Are you sure? You may have been in leadership for decades, but that’s no guarantee.
Understanding the four stages of speaking will help you determine the answer to these important questions. Abraham Maslow, the acclaimed psychologist most famous for developing the hierarchy of needs pyramid, also pioneered the four stages of learning. Here, I compare them to the four stages of speaking:
Thankfully, most communication skills are learned, and no matter what level you’re at today, you can take that up a few notches.
One of my favorite quotes from Secrets of Dynamic Communication by Ken Davis is this:
“If you wish to communicate the gospel effectively, you will have to do more than just dump information on the audience or pepper the forest with theological buckshot. Your message is more than a message to be heard, it is a message to be felt and lived. If you are to be effective, your teaching and preaching must touch the emotions of your audience.”
If you’re anything like me, you don’t want to be good, you want to be effective.
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