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How to reprimand your audience (without being a jerk)


ME: I have a problem.

Be humble. Be vulnerable. Be disarming.
See 01:10 “As a Dad, I’m guilty of this myself…”


WE: We have a problem.

Share stats. Societal tensions. Let them know the problem is common.
See 01:45 “How do we not make the same mistake…”


YOU: You have a problem.

Challenge them. Give them steps to improve and demand they do such.
See 06:38 “So when that kid in your life inevitably annoys you…”


Here’s the key: You want your message to include ALL three elements.

Most speakers unintentionally leave out one.

  • Me + You = Anecdotal.
  • Me + We = Cowardly.
  • We + You = Detached.
  • We + You = Jerkish.

Me + We + You = IMPACTFUL

Your message matters,

Josh Shipp

P.S. If you wanna make an impact speaking to kids or parents like I do — here’s a backstage pass to everything I know.

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