How to make and emphasize a point

July 10, 2008

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Make your point, then follow-up by doing it. Or better yet, do it first, then make your point.

The G8 Summit met this past weekend in Japan. One of the main topics of discussion was the growing food crisis the world is facing. One of the solutions the G8 leaders proposed was to “reduce the unnecessary demand” for food. That same day, the leaders had a six-course lunch followed by an eight-course dinner.

What if the leaders all chose to do something remarkable at the meeting: curb their lunches and dinners to only the essentials? How would that have made an impact on their message (their point)? What type of example would that have set for the general public?

Leadership starts from the top. What if the so-called “exceptional” folks in society who are in a position to influence stopped acting exceptional? The amazing aspect of being tagged as exceptional by the general public is this: the path to becoming exceptional requires that you not live as an exception to the rules.

We’re all leaders in our own capacities in specific functions at home, work, social gatherings, when interacting with kids, etc. What if we all thought twice about how our actions exemplify what we speak?


One Response to “How to make and emphasize a point”

  1. Anonymous said

    Hi everyone; I’m new to this blog. What an awesome interpretation of a basic news item!

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