How do you prepare for a meeting? Everyone’s time is limited, how do you get to the point you want to within an established time frame and achieve consensus?
Knowing how to Frame a Conversation will help you to answer these questions:
- How do I convince someone that it is important to file reports on time?
- What do I do to get them to listen to what I have to say?
- How do I best contribute to the discussion?
- What can I do to get my point across quickly?
While these are all excellent goals that must be addressed, they have one thing in common: they look at the meeting from one perspective—the event.
We all know that communication only works when it is 2-way. Every meeting is an opportunity to not only satisfy your immediate goals for the event, it is the best opportunity you will have to establish rapport and develop a strong working relationship with everyone in the room.
When you or your group is seeking to learn more about how to Frame a Conversation, contact MTM. Our workshop and group coaching will enable you to focus ways to build on the immediate goals for the event that will ensure that the time together in discussion is a 2-way conversation. We will offer guidelines to effectively establish rapport and build the trust necessary to reach consensus by satisfying mutually beneficial goals.
FRAMING is looking through a lens, building a frame around what you want to say and how you want to say it. If you’ve ever decorated a room, the final look will depend as much on what you include as what you leave out of the room. Or consider when you get dressed in the morning—a bright sunny day, you won’t need a rain coat – unnecessary items are not only unnecessary but can be distracting.
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