Sunday, January 30, 2011

Small talk that can be significant

My most viewed slideshare, describe your strategy in six words, tells the story of how I began to help my clients develop unique strategies, get buy-in to them, and significantly increase the likelihood of execution.

Since producing the slideshare I have discovered perhaps the originator of the six word concept, Larry Smith.

Larry Smith's Six Word Project from PopTech on Vimeo.

And recently one of my favourite authors, Dan Pink has had an incredible response to asking his readers, What’s your sentence?

The amazing growth of Twitter, TED talks and Pechakucha are further examples that small talk can be significant.

Still, my favourite significant small talk occurs when authentically I say and hear, please, thank you, and I love you.

What is your favourite small talk that you would regard as significant?

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1 comment:

  1. To my mind Ian these are examples of the short term legacy we leave behind every time we interact with people. A kind of footprint that leaves people in a better place at the end, than at the beginning of that transaction. Small things but cumulatively they add up to something very powerful, very influential.