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How to Make Vision Stick


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Whether you are the leader of your organization, a parent, a teacher, or a team player -- you must be able to establish trust through see-through and mouse trap stories before you gain permission to share your vision and move it forward.

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How to Make Vision Stick

  1. 1. “If your listeners are comfortable with who you are and why you are here, then they are ready to listen to what you think is in it for them [the vision].” Annette Simmons, The Story Factor
  2. 2. A VISION STORY illustrates for your audience What’s in it for THEM.
  3. 3. But Before you can lead, you must have a succinct VISION STATEMENT that guides YOU daily.
  4. 4. What story can best illustrate it? Exercise: Write your personal vision statement.
  5. 5. Lessons from leaders who make Vision STICK?
  6. 6. 1 State your vision simply. 1 + 1 = 2
  7. 7. 2 Cast the Vision Convincingly.  Defining the Problem  Offering a Solution  Explaining why and why now
  8. 8. 3 Repeat It Regularly.
  9. 9. 4 Celebrate It Continually.
  10. 10. 5 Embrace It Everywhere.
  11. 11. DON’T FORGET …
  12. 12. Vision leaks! Make sure vision sticks—DAILY.
  13. 13. Take the time to find a STORY OF YOUR VISION—paint a picture that people can see. .
  14. 14. Inspired by the brilliant ideas of … Andy Stanley: Making Vision Stick & Annette Simmons: The Story Factor
  15. 15. CONSULTING COACHING TRAINING COMMUNICATION DESIGN Apply for a free 30 minute strategy session with Maria Keckler Our Guarantee: whether or not you choose to work with us, you’ll walk away with some great ideas you can implement right away Maria Keckler Executive coach Author of Bridge Builders: How Superb Communicators Get What They Want