Speak Your Message Clearly

I was watching a motivational video recently in which the subjects of several stories were interviewed for the show. Each story was different, each story carried a message that contributed to the overall message of the video.

There was a problem, though. One of the subjects was mumbling. I tried to hear what he had to say, and I had a hard time following. It made me wonder about the choice of subjects for the video.

Clearly, when delivering a message, you want those with the best story to be doing the telling. If you’re trying to show a lack of bias, you pick anybody.

In reality, you need some bias in your selection. If your message can’t be heard, it doesn’t matter how good it is.

This applies to any area – when you try to deliver a message, make sure that it is easy for your audience to hear the message. If that means you have to pick an example that isn’t quite as powerful, so be it. At the end of the day, the powerful message that’s heard by no one is not nearly as effective as the okay message heard by thousands.