Instead of being worried about miscommunicating, organizations should strive to communicate the truth. It is o.k. to say that “we don’t know.” It is honest and promotes a trust with our audience. I like the phrase, “Here’s what I know, and here’s what I don’t know”. Your audience will appreciate the honesty and will continue to seek your advice and for communications coming from you.
Litmus test: A social indicator used to classify whether a person or product is either favorable or unfavorable.
A litmus strategy in the communication context tests the right message with the right vehicle whether its through traditional communications or through today’s social connections.
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Giving a speech? Your colleagues stand around a water cooler? Need to impress dinner guests? You need an icebreaker.
The term “icebreaker” comes from “break the ice,” which in turn comes from special ships called “icebreakers” that are designed to break up ice in the arctic regions. And just as these ships make it easier for other ships to travel, an icebreaker helps to clear the way for learning to occur by making the learners more comfortable by helping to bring about conversation. Refresh this page for some random useless facts.
Earth is the only planet not named after a pagan God.