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I had a meeting today with some clients to discuss some work I'm doing with them. We talked about various aspects of the 'project' and I explained a few ideas I'd had and then realised that their eyes were slowly glazing over as I lapsed, unintentionally, into jargon.
I quickly swapped to 'non techie' speak, used a few anecdotes relevant to their industry sector and suddenly they were animated, interested and understood what I'd been waffling about.
It made me stop and think about perceptions. Just because I'm familiar with BTD and GTD (with lots to learn still lol), doesn't mean that I should use acronyms and abbreviations with other people when I'm chatting about that approach to food and health.
At home and work maybe I need to stop and think about my audience a bit more and hopefully tomorrow I'll see less 'glazed expressions' and more smiling and genuine interest?
I read a recipe on the forum a few weeks ago, and had been wondering what evoo was? I was stumped to think of an answer and just I thought, 'I might as well ask the daft question', thankfully someone beat me to it and the answer was Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Easy once you know it, but it had me beat for day or two and I was beginning to feel like the contestant on 'Who wants to be a millionaire' who can't answer the first question and is starting to sweat buckets at the thought of losing a lifeline or falling at the first hurdle .
My resolution this week?
Keep it simple .....