Effective communication – I’m an anchor? You say that like it’s a good thing

Effective communication?  You be the judge.

A client called me an anchor recently. I chuckled … after I realized she didn’t mean to say she thought I was going to weigh down the conference like a ball and chain, rather she said – You’re our anchor “now when you get home what can you do with everything you just learned” presenter closing the conference.

I shared my chuckle with her and she in turn shared: I was thinking anchor like the last person on a relay race….. And I was having a conversation with someone here who has a room full of assorted furniture and she was arranging a viewing – I thought funeral and my colleague thought real estate.

What’s your view? ‘Tomatoe’ – ‘tomata’, ‘potatoe’ – ‘potata’ – let’s not call the whole thing off.

How do you ensure effective communication?


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2 Responses to “Effective communication – I’m an anchor? You say that like it’s a good thing”

  1. Carol Dixon Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 10:27 am

    It was me that called you an anchor! I was also thinking of the education term “anchor the learning” (most often as testing). So I guess it would be best for me to somehow test what I meant to communicate with what they actually heard.

    You were awesome at the conference by the way.

  2. Lee-Anne Ragan Says:
    June 25th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to comment Carol- really appreciate that and our thought provoking, chuckle inducing conversation about what it means to be an anchor. You’re my blog post muse!

    It was my absolute pleasure to present at CAVR– great group of folks. Thanks for inviting me.

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