As I continue observing hundreds of Actors on theatrical and corporate stages I am always engaged. If something is going wonderfully I am there (and love to put down my coaching notepad to just enjoy!). If something isn’t so wonderful I’m also there…differently.
I realize through watching these Actors that there are really four areas to watch in any communication interaction. If the not-so-wonderful is happening there’s most likely a misstep in one of the four areas. If the Actor is rockin’ it, then we can admire how they handle each of the categories.
So I created the “4-A Way of Communicating”, an easy-to-use-and-remember method of crafting and debriefing communications. Key questions are asked in each of the four areas of Audience, Atmosphere, Action and Actor.
Try crafting or reviewing your next communication with the 4-A Way. Simply:
- Start with Audience — yup, they, whether one or many are the first and last
consideration plus the answer to all your questions
- Work clockwise around the 4-A Way
- Ask yourself the initial, key questions above as you prepare or debrief
My Blog will help you dive deeper into each of these areas and your comments will help everyone take their stage with more impact, focus and energy.
You can get your free 4-A Way Guide to Focused Communication by completing this form:
Improve your performance by structuring your Action through the 4-A Way!