I had a friend who sought my counsel once, and turned around and tried to argue with me about the advice she sought. Information Briefing Purpose The information briefing is used to inform the listener. Studies have shown that good listeners show increases in their physical activity when they are listening to others. The listener tries to challenge the speaker and criticize the person. Check yourself with the following 10 commandments of giving godly advice: I. I am the Lord your God: you shall not have strange gods before me. Or you may not have a lot of experience in delivering briefings.
Baird, Communication for Business and the Professions, Brown, 1980 About Intent At the heart of every briefing conducted for a group or individual is the purpose or objectives of the assignment. Initiating the linear process, the leader establishes an end state and sets objectives to accomplish it. Isn't this what selling is all about? It is made known to us by divine revelation and by human reason. After the big picture, focus in on where and how those being briefed fit in. Be sure your actions support your communications.
Seek structure Look for an organizational scheme of the message. Your words have power and meaning for those who are hurting for. Use it to present high priority information requiring immediate attention; complex information involving complicated plans, systems, statistics or charts; and controversial information requiring elaboration and explanation. Must be specific, not a solicitation of opinion. Questions about assignments can be asked and answered, concerns that the leader didn't realize or understand can be expressed, and perceptions can be brought more in line with reality.
Seek to clarify your ideas before communicating The more systematically we analyze the problem or idea to be communicated, the clearer it becomes. Must be valid, relevant and necessary. Do not trust your memory. Listening is one of the most important, most difficult — and most neglected — skills in communication. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.
The listener should indicate preparedness. Since the effectiveness of communications depends so heavily on good listening, it is important to develop our listening skills. A briefing assignment has four steps: 1. All you need to write down is something to jog your memory later so that you can recall the complete content of the message. For one thing, the verbal and visual symbols we use to describe reality are far from precise.
As the banter progresses, a sign of interest can be demonstrated by asking a question about something that is mentioned. A confident, relaxed, forceful delivery, clearly enunciated and based on full knowledge of the subject, helps convince the audience. In structured sessions in particular, the speaker provides for a question and answer session for facilitating greater understanding. TriData pages 3-70 to 3-86 deal with this. For every manager, this means that good supervisory practices — clear assignment of responsibility and authority, fair rewards for effort, and sound policy enforcement — serve to communicate more than all gifts of oratory. Seek intent Try to discover the intent of the source; why is he or she saying these things? In the final analysis, the most persuasive kind of communication is not what you say but what you do.
The sharper the focus of your message, the greater its chances of sources. Must be supportable, relevant and necessary. If the speaker is an accomplished one, you won't have to look very hard; it will be obvious. Studies have shown that good listeners show increases in their physical activity when they are listening to others. However, too little talk is as uncomfortable as too much.
People on the job are the most responsive to the managers whose messages take their own interests into account. The Lord will continually stir up your heart to pray for your counselee. Communication: Where the Communication Plan and Medical Plan are explained. In this portion of the Leadership Toolbox you will find some useful information and techniques to help you become a better communicator. Please, ask the advise of your doctor, instead of self-treatment. If you like what you're reading, you can get free daily updates through the.
It is how you resolve those bad times that really counts. The briefer anticipates possible questions and is prepared to answer them. If you feel yourself getting angry, then walk away for a while and come back to the dispute later. For example, it is not easy to communicate frankly on such matters as poor performance or the shortcomings of a loyal subordinate - but postponing disagreeable communications makes them more difficult in the long run and is actually unfair to your subordinates and your company. Try practicing these on friends before the job interview or date to gain the needed confidence. The briefing goes back in time as far as necessary to present the full picture.