So you have a goal? Great! You have an idea? Great! Are you working on something new? Great!
Can you explain it?
Do you have a bright idea which you can only dream about with clarity, visualize with the mental picture of your eye, feel in every bone in your body, but yet you can't seem to be able to clearly explain it to others?
Have you ever tried to explain something to someone and caught yourself wondering what on earth you were talking about?
Have you been left trying to figure out why what you had just said did not make any sense?
Each time you try to explain your idea or goal, you can’t help but notice the looks of confusion on people’s faces, the blank stares, the raised eyebrows the widening eyes and the polite nods of those who don’t have a clue about what you are talking about!
Explaining your idea, goal or vision isn't just about articulation who you are and what you do. It is about taking the conversation deeper by expounding on the idea, goal, project or vision to interested parties.Can you clearly articulate your idea, goals or vision?
The following 3 tips will help you verbalize that which you can only see with the mental picture of your eye.
1. Make it simple.
Your idea or goal does not have to be complicated to be valid. Break it down, break it down, and break it down. Avoid the use of technical jargon as much as possible. One easy way to make your explanation simple is to answer questions touching on issues of what you are doing, where you are doing it, for whom you are doing it, how you are doing it and when you began or completed the task.
2. Own your words.
Let your explanation resonate with your essence. Your personality or your being should not conflict with what you are saying otherwise the internal tug of war will prevent you from believing what you are saying and hinder the flow of information. The more you believe what you are saying, the more confident you will be in explaining you idea or goal.
3. Make it natural.
Let your explanation be natural, in your own words and in your own style. Avoid copying other people’s style and imagining that their language and expression is better than yours.No one can explain your idea or goal better than you; therefore, be natural. Choose your audience carefully, but no matter who your audience is, articulating your idea in a natural way is always inspiring and authentic.