You have something to say.
Now it’s time to communicate!
But as you know, effective communication is more complicated than simply shouting through a megaphone or dropping a message in a bottle.
And no matter how much experience you have, coaching and mentoring from Grundemann Technology Solutions will help you communicate more effectively.
Effective communication ensures that you get your message across in order to inform, educate, and ultimately affect change. Whether you are an entrepreneur needing to sell your ideas to investors and employees, a seasoned engineer or developer looking to expand your horizons, an executive wanting to give back, a new manager trying to find your voice, or just a person who wants to create deeper connections; I’m here to help you level up those communication skills to make everything else easier and more fun – for you and those you are reaching out to.
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Strategic Communications Expert
George Bernard Shaw, the early 20th century playwright and polemicist once said that “Words are only postage stamps delivering the object for you to unwrap.” We couldn’t agree more. Effective communication is about more than just the words you use.
Don’t misunderstand me; words matter. You should always say what you mean and mean what you say. And semantics is about more than simple wordsmithing. It’s about embedding meaning into your email, blog post, whitepaper, lecture, speech, or tweet. This is the foundation for all communication.
Building on this sturdy base, truly effective communication requires, by definition, that your full meaning is received and understood by your audience. This is where things get tricky. And this is what Bernard Shaw meant by unwrapping the object delivered through words. Once your perfectly crafted sentence enters the audience’s eyes or ears it must then be interpreted by that individual. Their interpretation, heavily influenced by their experience, perspective, and bias is what they take away from your message – even if the receiver has mangled your meaning in the process.
This is why you must start with the end in mind, know your audience, and speak in their language – taking their worldview, knowledge, and prior beliefs fully into account. Only once you have done this can you hope to communicate effectively.
Not sure how to take your communication to the next level? That’s exactly where I come in! I’ll meet you where you are and build your communication skills from there up to where you want and need them to be.
My mission is to give you the tools and experience you need to go out into the world and affect the change you want by delivering your message to your audience effectively.
The unvarnished truth is that most communication is ineffective. We often fail to say what we really mean or mean what we actually said. Even when we get this right, the person or people we’re attempting to communicate with regularly misunderstand our meaning. Many times these misinterpretations go unnoticed until after some erroneous action is taken, if ever. Mangled messages lose deals, strain friendships, disgruntle employees, tank promotions, and lead to all kinds of mistakes and missteps. Luckily, you found me. I’ve spent decades studying human communication, and putting what I learn to the test on screens and on stages around the world. So, how can I help you? Glad you asked. Below are a few of the most common areas where I’ve engaged with clients like you.