Communicate Well & Often

April 1, 2012

I am posting sections from my book which were cut out of the manuscript. Some of these sections either did not relate to the chapter topic or they had been repeated in other chapters, hence they were cut out of the manuscript by my editor. I am posting them here on my blog for you to read and benefit from, free. 🙂 Enjoy.

Every time you talk with someone you need to talk about A Day of Hope. You need to be sharing your vision with anyone who will listen. In chapter 3 I gave you the principles I personally follow for good communication. Now that you know how to communicate, it’s your responsibility to tell people what you’re doing and to ask them for their help.

When you meet with friends just to hang out and they ask, “Whatcha been up to?” you tell them, “I’ve been working to help some families in need for Thanksgiving by . .  .“ and that’s your lead in to tell them about what you’re doing. If you attend college, go up and ask your professors if you could talk to the class for five minutes about what you’re trying to do. If you work at a company where you have a regular staff meeting every week, ask your manager if you could have five minutes at the next staff meeting to see if any of your coworkers would like to help you. If you have a Facebook account make a status update saying what you’re doing for A Day of Hope and ask them to help you. 

The key is to always be thinking about how you can communicate what you’re doing. Who can you tell that might be able to help?  Most people have good hearts and will want you to be successful, but they can’t help you if they don’t know about what you’re trying to do.

Question: What are some techniques and strategies you use to communicate well and often?

Christopher L. Scott

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Christopher Scott is Small Groups Pastor at Rocky Hilly Community Church in Exeter, CA. He has more than ten years of experience leading volunteers, running nonprofit programs, and teaching the Bible in small group settings. He holds a bachelor's degree from Fresno Pacific University and master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

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