Sam Cawthorn

LIVE IN AWE

living in awe

“Being full of awe and wonder will ensure you don’t get grey hairs too early”

My father is the happiest man I know. He lives a simple farmer's life in rural Tasmania, and is 74 years old. Today he still does not have grey hair. Genetics… maybe?

With constant change, overwhelming ‘in-your-face marketing’ and being busy all the time, we lose sight of being in awe and wonder and miss the little beauties in life.

Awe and wonder express our longing and our uncertainty, our fascination and our terror. They point to the transcendent and to the limits of being human.

Researchers describe awe as “that sense of wonder we feel in the presence of something vast that transcends our understanding of the world”.

Each day how can we stop, become mindful of our surroundings, open our eyes wide and just be in awe and wonder within our current moment. When this is done you will notice that you will become more grateful, thankful and happy.

Here are 3 things you could do:

1. Don’t schedule meetings too close together. This way it’ll allow you to slow down, stop and look, to find something that you can be in awe and wonder of.

2. Close your eyes and breathe slowly a few times each day. By doing this you regain your thoughts, align your heart and when you open your eyes, you will notice things you haven’t noticed earlier.

3. Choose to enjoy nature more. There is so much beauty in this planet that we do not notice or see until we stop and look.

By doing the above, you may not have to dye your hair as much when you get older.

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UNFAIR ADVANTAGE - The 7 hidden secrets global leaders know about communication mastery

People today are all looking for the unfair advantage. The greatest of all advantages is having mastered communication for influence.

The best leaders know how to communicate clearly and persuasively.

Developing outstanding communication skills is the key to professional success.

Communication skills have always been instrumental for senior leaders and super successful entrepreneurs. But they’ve become equally important for aspiring leaders & ambitious entrepreneurs and are also imperative for experts and thought leaders.

Yet, these ‘high level’ communication skills are rarely taught.

Having met US Presidents, global entertainers, best selling authors, spiritual leaders and some of the best communicators in the world, I have learnt that there are 7 hidden secrets that make up a master communicator. These are:

 

1.     Creating Intentional Presence

First impressions matter, they always have and they always will. What is your intention of how you want to come across? Your initial presence in how you come across is imperative to mastering communication in creating the atmosphere you want around you.

 

2.     Consciousness

You must always be very aware of who you are talking to. What are their view and the lenses in which they listen to you? Having a consciousness of your audience and who you are communicating with, and how it lands for them, are the keys to mastering communication for influence.

 

3.     Pitching you

Masters of communication have a healthy ego but are not arrogant, PIE (Positive Intentional Ego). They know their value and how to communicate it effectively. They sell themselves well and can position themselves as authorities of their field. They create respect through communicating effectively their experience and skills humbly.

 

4.     Transcendence Connection

The greatest connectors on the planet know how to tell stories as powerful metaphors to getting their message heard, believed and actioned upon. The peak of masterful story telling is transcendent story telling. This is where the story has a sense of timelessness and can transcend it’s listeners into a moment of anticipation and curiosity that inspires transformation.

 

5.     Followership (knowing how to lead and people want to follow ACF)

The unfair advantage of master communicators is that they have learnt the framework to effectively communicate to engage followership. They have used this framework to get buy in and lead. We call this the ‘Authority Communication Framework’:

-        Problem: Address the problem

-        Idea: Solve the problem with a unique disruptive idea

-        Evidence: Build the evidence that supports your idea

-        Metaphor: Move the listener by telling a powerful story to get them truly connected

-        Call To Action: Give them take away and a formula to implement

 

6.     Non-Verbals

Research tells us that 87% of all communication is non-verbal. Mastering the non-verbals of communication is essential for any leader that must communicate effectively. Gestures, tonality, movement, eye contact, face expressions and pauses are all vital ingredients in mastering non-verbal communication.

 

7.     CANEG (Constant And Never Ending Growth)

Leaders are always on a journey of growth. Though growth is difficult, progress equals happiness. As our journey of communication mastery matures, we must always be learning, growing, listening and developing ourselves towards effective communication for affecting change. 

 

Sam Cawthorn is the CEO and founder of the internationally awarded ‘Speakers Institute’. The Speakers Institute exists to empower and transform the next generation of speakers and influences around the globe. We run online events and live events around the world. Partners and supporters include Google & Gallup among others.

 

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