Do you suffer? The “Most Interesting Person In The Room” Syndrome And How You Can Recover From It [SlideShare]
A number of myths surrounds the communication field. They are mostly misunderstandings and misinterpretations, made by non-communicators.
Communication is an area where many amateurs believe they are experts. How hard can it be to talk to people? Anyone knows communication. I’m a leader, so I sure know how to communicate.
Sounds familiar to you? It does to me alright, and I’m quite sick and tired of it.
Why talking is not communication
Another misconception when it comes to spreading the word, is that talking is communication.
Today I’ll share a SlideShare with you, which I have curated out of the article “Myth: Talking is Communication” by David Grossman. One thing that David points out in his story, is the “most important person in the room” syndrome. He says leaders often suffer from it, and that it means “they can sometimes talk without saying much, or assume that because they’re talking, everyone is hearing the message in exactly the way it is intended“.
We’ve experienced it all, haven’t we?
Click through the SlideShare! It gives some great insights into how to recover from the illness by actually communicate with your listeners in order to gain their respect, interest, and attention.
To dig deeper into the subject, have a look at another curated SlideShare of mine in the post #1 Enemy of Internal Communications: The Curse of Knowledge, and at Your Co-Workers Aren’t Mind-Readers, my guest post for Make a Powerful Point last year.