Communication Skills Learned from Binge WatchingYou are working full-time (possibly at home), leading your organization, and spending time at virtual meetings.

And yet.

You need some type of mental escape. Enter binge watching.

Admit it. We’re all watching something right now. I can recommend Schitt’s Creek, Unorthodox, and Person of Interest.

Rather than considering this a waste of your time, here are three communication tenets learned from these shows (plus the ones you’re watching) AND how you can apply the same skill set within your business.

Communication Commandment #1: Thou shalt honor the Power of Story. If you get hooked on a series it’s because of the stories that unfold.

Communication Commandment #2: Thou shalt honor the Power of Character. You stay hooked because you begin to really know, understand and have fun with the characters in the story plot line.

Communication Commandment #3: Thou shalt honor the Power of Relevance. We propose you get something out of the show besides escape time or you wouldn’t binge. The series sticks with you when it has some type of resonance/application for you.

How can you use these communication commandments in your business? If you really want to get heard above the noise – on email, at a virtual anything, or even around the kitchen table … try being binge worthy.

  • Use stories that your listeners can relate to.
  • Study, empathize and meet the needs of the characters around you.
  • Provide info that’s relevant and useful.

Use these communication commandments to attain your own Binge-Worthy-Status.

What shows are you hooked on?

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Karen Cortell Reisman, MS, Executive Communication Author & Speaker

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