I just got back this past week from a seminar called, The Language of Impact given by Joel Roberts. Joel previously hosted a talk show program with KABC Radio Los Angeles for ten years. He has worked with Stephen Covey, author of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, as well as the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series authors.
Joel’s seminar was fabulous. It was upbeat, funny, informative, and very, very practical. Like no-one I’ve ever met Joel has the ability to find the core message of a topic and really make it shine. I would highly recommend his course to anyone who is planning on speaking publicly or wants to have a media presence.
Have you been to a great seminar lately? If you have leave a comment about it.
One of the key points of Mr. Robert’s message is that in order for speakers and language to be impactful, it has to move us. We need to feel pushed or pulled inside at our deepest level. It’s almost as if the words have to act like a catalyst that wakes up some part of the listener that has been dormant. So that a reaction, a chemical, emotional awakening begins to to take hold inside our beings.
Another way of saying this is that for communication to be most effective, our hearts have to be engaged. Meaning if we want to be heard we need to learn how to come from the heart on a more consistent basis.
Joel’s message resonates with me. It resonates with what I’m all about!
All us us want to be heard. Don’t you want to be heard?
I bet like me you do. We all want to know that we matter, that we’re special.
What I saw by attending this workshop, reinforced my belief that what happens at the heart level matters most in life. Finding meaning in life is all about finding the heart, getting to the heart of something. Amazingly, it doesn’t really matter what that something is. Your something could be cooking, biking, lecturing- anything. It doesn’t matter what your thing is all about. All that really matters is that your heart gets moved.
Life is all about coming from the heart. If you want to feel jazzed by life. You need to get to the heart of whatever it is you are doing. Find your passion.
If you do this you’ll be having the impact you want.
You’ll know real impactful living.
March 4th, 2008