If I was to ask a room of 1000 people who in this room sees themselves as open minded, I'm pretty sure that somewhere like 900 hands would shoot to the sky.
Why is that important?
Because that fact teaches us a great deal. What it teaches us is that almost everybody likes to see themselves as open minded. The fact that we can now use that evidence in our conversations to get people to consider our ideas is really quite profound.
Why is it profound?
Because when you take that and you add it to the fact that the person who's asking the questions is the one who's in control of the conversations, and you insert that fact in the form of a question, what you can do is get people to consider your point of view with an increased chance of them considering it properly. We take the fact that people like to see themselves as open minded as a question. The question would be: how open minded are you?
See if I was to ask somebody how open minded they would be to something the likelihood of them then becoming accepting of that ask is significantly higher.
How open minded are you at looking at an alternative supply to that?
How open minded are you to saving money?
How open minded would you be to understanding another way that you could approach that?
I mean, how open minded would you be to utilizing the words how open minded are you more often to get people to really consider your point of view and perhaps then take action on the answer that follows?
Amazon Audible team chooses business consultant and best-selling author Phil M Jones as one of only nine thought leaders to launch new workshop series on all new Audible for Business app.
This exciting new tool and series of workshops are designed to help business professionals and teams of all sizes develop the skills and mindsets necessary to compete, grow, and master new proficiencies amidst these challenging times of change.
In his powerful workshop, Three Tools for Tackling Tough Conversations, communications expert and keynote speaker Phil M Jones pulls out all the stops to share how curiosity, empathy, and courage are foundational cornerstones to turning conversations – even delicate or thorny ones – into successful interactions, win-wins, and leadership opportunities.
“Phil is extraordinary at helping audiences break down complex conversations and relationship-driven concepts into easily actionable and understood methods,” shares Karen Harris of cmi, a global meeting industry leader. “Whether from a virtual or actual stage, via his best-selling books, or now via this incredible new partnership with Audible for Business, his ability to help people create empowering connections, turn vulnerabilities into strengths, and generate win-win situations both in business and in life are exactly why clients line up to book him to work with their organizations and teams. We’re so proud to represent him.”