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Ep 49 – How You Can Create an Effective Message

By: Rylee Meek, host of the King’s Council Podcast and co-founder of King’s Council Coaching

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Episode 49:

How You Can Create an Effective Message

This week on King’s Council, we sat down with proven leader and expert communicator Scott Thomas to dive further into the topic of communication. Our main focus is the message itself, and how to package a message for your recipient to receive it in the best way possible.

When it comes to communication, we have the sender, the message, and the recipient. As the sender, we have to be aware that there are a lot of different ways to send a message to your recipient. You may be communicating one-on-one with someone, leading a seminar, or sending a text message. How we package our message to the recipient is a key part of effectively communicating with them.

Understand Your Recipient Before Delivering a Message

We need to start out with knowing the type of language that works best for our recipient. Do they respond better to visual, auditory, or kinesthetic messages?

Once you understand what type of language works best for them, think about what they need to know, feel, and do from your message.

The goal is to gather the information you need to package and communicate the message successfully. It’s also important to consider the mood of your recipient. Are they hungry, angry, lonely, or tired? Those are instances that will make communication a lot tougher.

Avoid Relying on a Script For Your Message

Using a script can be very limiting when delivering a message. No matter what the other person says, or how they respond, you are sticking to that script. Instead, you need to ask the other person questions to find out more information before communicating what you have to say. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do they have a need?
  • Is there something that you’re solving for them?
  • What’s the challenge they’re facing?
  • How can you help them with that challenge?

Active listening and effective questions are essential for good communication. The more you understand your recipient, the easier it will be to package your message.

How Can You Ask Effective Questions?

An effective question cannot be answered with a simple “yes” and “no.” It also shouldn’t feel like an interrogation. Ask one question, and then base your next question on their response.

Asking effective questions allows us to build rapport, bond with people, and create a positive environment where people want to be around you and do what you’re doing. We do all of those things by asking thoughtful questions and actively listening to the answers. Think of your conversations as a way to discover new things about someone.

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