As a new member of the Toronto Organizational Development Network, I was privy to our end of year meeting in which we socialize, invite guest speakers and interact with others to assist them in solving or clarifying their challenges and opportunities.
Upon hearing of our guests forthcoming strategies for tackling their next challenge in the workplace, we work as round tables to facilitate dialogue, grasp the opportunity an bring insight. It is really a fun and inspiring time as the desire and positive relationships aspects shine.
People will not remember the content of the conference that evening, but she will remember how she felt learning something new.
My own inspiration came when assisting Lisa. I had some experience being trained by the famous Mark Bowden of TruthPlane and had some advice and exercises that has been with me ever since. I always employ my skills in speech and body language, particularly in group settings and have seen the results of improved communication, confidence and interaction. Lisa was thrilled in less then 10 minutes of coaching.
We literally danced in the corner of the room in order to bring body flow and self awareness to movement and direction. By this time, I was garnering attention as it was unusual to take our guests into a corner and dance with them. We then discussed posture, speech and intonation and presence. This was not an official consult but practice for both of us. The beauty of the spontaneous moment came through, was bright, positive, and had amazing results and would not have happened any other way.
Lesson here? Be spontaneous, be audacious, be positive and constructive and share little gems of your own wisdom. People will not remember the content of the conference that evening, but she will remember how she felt learning something new.