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,
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