I’m a youth pastor. Recently, I was teaching a group of girls about communication. We were also decorating sunglasses with paint, glitter, nail polish and ribbons. I asked them, “How does communication relate to sunglasses?”
One young woman replied, “If I’m wearing sunglasses, people may not feel like talking to me.”
I began to tell a personal experience I’d had with sunglasses…and a few other props.
Please take a moment to watch this video titled SUNGLASSES AND COMMUNICATION
This is a picture of my “Where in the Mall is Your Mother?” disguise…
The lessons learned from my personal experience are four-fold. In other words, Four Shades of Communication:
- Be sure of your message. What are you trying to say?
- Dress in such a way that your appearance is congruent to your message.
- Act in such a way that your message will not be misunderstood or in any way undermined.
- Communicate your message clearly. Speak in a manner that makes people want to hear your message
We HAVE to communicate. Make sure you’re being authentic when you do so!
By the way, here’s a picture showing the results of our decorated sunglasses…
If you’d like to up your communication and leadership game, be sure to register for, and attend my 2015 Fall Leadership Laboratory on September 26, 2015. You can find the details in the image below AND by going to my website to register. EMERALD CITY CONSULTING