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9 lessons in communication for Medical Consultants

Watching them at work and taking notes

I was in hospital in South Wales, the Morriston Coronary Care Unit undergoing a series of tests and observations across 11 days.

I returned home fitter and more ease.

Watching, each day, the consultants on my ward communicate to colleagues and patients was remarkable opportunity to see and hear some of the most professional people on this planet.

In fact very nurse, every doctor and every other person on the wards who contribute so much, was a remarkable experience.

7 things we can learn from Nurses

Watching and taking notes of these wonderful people

This August I was in hospital in South Wales: Morriston Coronary Care Unit undergoing a series of tests and observations across 11 days.

Aside from returning home fitter and more at ease, that time was a remarkable opportunity to see and hear some of the most professional people on this planet.

Every nurse, every doctor and every other person on the wards, who contribute so much, was a complete delight.

TB September 2018

Reading to forget – Questioning to remember

William Cho’s article in Medium makes some telling points about recalling and applying what we read. The same points can be made about TRAINING!

As the training guy helping people to pitch their business ideas. His points about learning through questions, piece by piece is a BIG message for those like me who deliver training:  How can we turn our magic into summarised questions at the end of a module or a day’s session so the delegates in our program really get it!

 

Thank you William

Say it in 7: Develop the Game Plan

The Say it in 7 approach to structuring your pitch, story or proposal starts with the client/customer’s pressing challenge and ends on actionSay it in 7 is the methodology to create a pitch/proposal/idea and present it in 7 slides.

In 7 slides we can communicate ‘why our solution’ and back it with evidence that is appropriate to the people who will make the decision.

With fewer slides, each slide has to work harder.

With fewer slides, there is more opportunity for the customer to fill in the blanks with Q&A

Next Steps: The last slide (slide 7) asks for action. We want to get a ‘yes’ rather than a ‘maybe’.

 

FOOTNOTE : Great to be working with Talking Rugby Union the place for all the latest rugby news, photo, videos The Rugby Championship, 7s and Leagues from around the world. In the run up to Rio Rugby 7s A series of articles shows how the world of sport and business are in sync when running a pitch or running on to one!

PowerPoint stops us thinking?

A chillingly thoughtful piece  which arrived via client Cody Polla over in the US.

How PowerPoint is killing critical thought

The context for the article is whole of academia, the relevance for us in business is total. Towards the end Smith refers to Frommer:

Perhaps even worse, in the context of the 21st century, is a charge levelled by the French writer Franck Frommer in his book How PowerPoint Makes You Stupid. Because PP can only present propositions and arguments as equations, he says, they appear to have no owner; no one need feel responsible for them. In the post-banking-crisis world, we know both how seductive this is – and how dangerous. Some canny business leaders are now following Steve Jobs’s example, and Tufte’s advice, by restricting PP use to pictures.

A  great piece of writing from Smith  © 2015 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.