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Big picture vs details: Unleashing Your Communication Potential

Birds eye view

When flying, I always marvel at the scenery below. On a recent trip, it was no different.

A bird's eye view enables you to see the big picture.

It also provides details that a person may not be aware of when they are in the midst of the landscape.

And that's how it is with our own professional development.

CaptionWe can become caught up with the immediate and may not see the potential unless we also view the big picture.

I was reminded of this when I was recently interviewed by the Logistics Executive TV Channel for their vodcast series.

During the vodcast, we discussed the impact of communication skills on professional growth. It highlighted the importance of observing the details of the big picture.

The interviewer's approach was to provide me solely with the brief of:

Let's discuss the impact of communication skills on professional growth.

Nothing else. So our conversation flowed from one topic to the next just like any conversation you would have with a person.

What we covered in the vodcast…

Some of the areas covered were the:

  • Importance of developing your foundation skills, no matter your role in an organisation
  • Key points to remember when preparing for a C-level interview (or any interview)
  • 3 key questions to ask yourself when communicating in a global business environment.

You can watch the unabridged interview below.

Thank you to Logistics Executive Group for granting permission to stream this video.

A big picture view and a detailed view may not appear to go together.

So it may just mean that understanding the potential can be gained by another perspective.

This, in turn, can also assist in recognising the details to make that potential become a reality.

If you'd like more information about any of the points covered in the vodcast, contact me to let me know how I can assist you.


If you don't have time to watch the (almost) 20-minute interview, you may be interested in these
2-minute snippets from the vodcast:


Maria Pantalone

Maria Pantalone works with individuals and teams to make communication their strength so that their message is heard. Her programs help her clients to excel in their role and be recognised as leaders in their field.
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