Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Arthur Joseph: Both Message and Messenger Matter
Arthur Joseph, Founder of Vocal Awareness, offers sound advice about how leaders ought to carry themselves. It isn't just what we say, but also how we say it. It isn't just the message, but the messenger as well. Communication really is the whole constellation that goes into getting our message across and connecting with others. Our physical self matters, for example, speaking with good breaths and good pace. Also, what Joseph suggests about sitting up with a string above your head is this: In T'ai Chi we hold postures and do movements, while imagining there is a string attached to the very top of our head. That string is pulled taut, but gently, from the ceiling (or sky), and the result is a more upright, more open demeanor for leaders.