Monday, 21 July 2014

The Value of Knowing Your Why

You will hear many people talking about What is Your Why?  They will tell you it is essential to establishing your business, that you need to know what inspires you, what is the cause or belief behind your business, the passion that gets you going in the morning; and these are valuable questions.  Knowing your why is what will give you the impetus to get your business going – it is the thought behind your passion.  When you know this you will find a clearer path to achieving your goals. 

There are many blogs and articles written on how to discover your why. The basic questions that they say you need to ask are:

  • What are your strengths?  Where can I use these strengths to add value to what I am doing?
  • What is your passion – what is that makes you glow –  what is that makes you step up and say yes this is me and what I want do?
  • What purpose is there in my life?  Is what I am doing aligned with my purpose – is it congruent with who I am or who I want to be?

Thinking about these questions and the answers will help you answer the question What is Your Why?  This leads to me to my perspective on this question and what the value I believe is in knowing this answer. 

From my perspective knowing you why is a vital component of being able to effectively communicate your brand.

When you are passionate and authenticate your audience, clients, team, staff, stakeholders will more easily connect with you.  You will find it easier to get them to follow your vision and your mission.  Knowing your why allows you to be authenticate which allows your passion to flow and your communication to be more effective.

One of Trischel’s Principles of Communication is that Effective Communication requires Intellectual Content and Emotional Connection.   When you know your why you can bring that emotional connection to your communication.  The confidence that knowing your why gives you allows you to share your passion in your communication.  Sharing your passion using body language and vocal techniques establishes that emotional connection. 

Knowing your why also allows you to add the intellectual content to your communication.  When you know deep down why you do what you do then you also know the reasons why you do what you do – this gives you the basis for adding all the facts, figures and statistics to your communication.

Knowing your why gives you the freedom to share your message and by adding the persuasive speaking techniques of body language and vocal variety you can become more effective at communicating and sharing your brand.

Yes you can communicate your brand message without really knowing your why but think how much more effective your communication is when everything you do is congruent to everything you are.  Knowing your why adds to your authenticity, your authenticity connects you with your audience, your staff, your clients.  The better the connection the more effective your communication, the more effective your communication the higher success rate in sharing your message. 

That is the value of knowing your WHY.

Loving what you do is great. Knowing why you do what you do is powerful.  Being able to communicate effectively why you do what you do – that takes you to the next level!

Trish @ Trischel

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

5 Stages of Conflict

The aim in any organization is to reduce conflict as much as possible.  Remember that some conflict is necessary for creativity.  Identifying the stage of conflict will help you to decide when and how to manage the conflict.

We start with PRE-CONFLICT. Participants are probably not even aware of any conflict. They may feel uncomfortable with each other and may avoid each other.  However, there is no acknowledgement of any conflict – there may be a feeling of discomfort.

If something occurs that irritates the discomfort the conflict can rapidly move onto the AWARENESS stage.  Here, the conflict is expressed vocally – words may be exchanged.  Participants walk away feeling upset - the outcome will not be ideal – neither party will be satisfied.   If this stage is based on issues in the pre-conflict stage then this can indicate the probability of a much deeper problem.

Next we have the DANGER stage. Misunderstandings occur because of communication breakdown.  Anxiety and stress will aggravate the situation as participants dwell on the problem. They may actively look for ways to aggravate the relationship and the problem. Quick action may resolve the situation.

If it is unresolved, it will move into the OPEN stage.  Conflict is starting to impact on the work situation. The original issues are probably forgotten in the negative relationship and the open hostility. It is hard to recognize what the original cause of the conflict.  Professional intervention and facilitation may be required.

The last stage is OUT OF CONTROL stage.  Conflict has reached a crisis level. Emotion is influencing attitudes. Others are being drawn into the conflict and it could be spreading.  The participants may even seem to be acting irrationally. Once conflict reaches this stage the situation may be beyond repair.

Not all conflict will go through these stages sequentially. Conflict may go through two or three stages or just one.  Being aware of these stages will assist you in putting into place appropriate strategies to manage the conflict.

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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

What's On At Trischel July 2014 - Public Speaking, Leadership, Communication, Personal Development

July  - start of the new financial year – Also time to start planning your self development journey with Trischel  ....

Our July workshop for those in or around the Brisbane is:

31 July  -  Creating Confident Communicators  Public Speaking Workshop
Register here: 
Have you been dodging that presentation?  Fear of public speaking is one of the most restricting phobias of all.   Being unable to speak in public limits our ability to present ourselves in a confident and competent manner.  And yet it is also one of the easiest phobias to overcome. All you need to know are a few simple techniques to control your fears and a quickly learned knowledge of the real principles of public speaking. And you can learn all this in ‘Just One Day’.

‘Just One Day’ is an innovative and interactive Workshop dealing with the techniques and principles of public speaking for the fearful!  Working from a premise that Public Speaking should be fun, Trischel have crafted a workshop that has helped hundreds of people to overcome that petrifying fear of standing up in public and saying something meaningful. And we promise it will do the same for you

Find How easy it is to stand up and speak in public with a workshop from Trischel. 

What others have to say about Trischel’s Public Speaking Course:

Would recommend this course as it helped me build a base to work from in future presentations. Very good summary and good introduction to public speaking.
Craig Heath Business Analyst Ray White 

This course was fantastic! It was relevant to the topic - public speaking.  I've learnt some interesting ways to deal with public speaking.  Techniques to use for public speaking – it breaks public speaking down and makes it easier to write a speech. Kaitlyn Campbell Marketing Golden West

Trish Springsteen will be speaking on:

24 July  Women’s Network Lunch Brisbane – How to Step Up and Share Your Why – Come along and introduce yourself .. 

Trischel will be at the following Network Events :

Hope to see you there – come up and say hello

9 July  NRG Northside fortitude Valley 4.00pm

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Friday, 27 June 2014

4 Reasons Why Conflict Can Occur in the Workplace

Conflict is part of any occupation where people group together.  It can start small with little impact but if not recognised it can grow until it can have an immense impact on the organisation. Without resolution conflict can destroy an organisation. To be able to take appropriate action to prevent such a devastating outcome, we first need to be able to recognise potentially dangerous conflict situations.

Disagreement and opposition are not necessarily bad things.  When we are part of a group some degree of conflict can be good for us, it generates energy, it forces us to clarify our ideas and opinions and provides us with a diversity of opinions.  So when considering conflict we need to first decide is this GOOD conflict generating positive creative energy or is this BAD conflict creating dissent, tension, anger and stress.

Conflict occurs when people have:

1,       DIFFERENT OBJECTIVES, VALUES OR NEEDS When team members have different values or interpret the company values differently - conflict can occur. If your staff have different needs, knowledge, training or monetary issues – conflict can occur. 

2.               DIFFERING EXPECTATIONS OF RESULTS.  When you want to achieve one thing, but someone else expects something different – conflict can occur.

3.               DIFFERING PERCEPTIONS – Sometimes our perceptions of the reasons for other people’s actions can cause conflict.

4.               UNWILLINGNESS TO FACE THE PROBLEM – When a problem within the group has been identified and yet one person refuses to face the issue of address the problem – conflict can occur

Can you identify any hotspots in your organisation or business??

Next post we will look at the 5 different stages of conflict before it reaches crisis point.

Trish @ Trischel

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