Strong Word: Impact
It happens when something or someone comes into contact with something or someone else.
It doesn't have to be a big loud crash - an impact can be made quite softly and quietly and still be mighty effective.
What counts is how appropriate it is to the situation.
When it comes to individuals making an impact, personal impact, we think in terms of leaving something behind that wasn't there before.
Personal Impact is changing someone else's view, stimulating them.
It is challenging or provoking them, inspiring or motivating them.
Choosing your Impact
Someone speaking to huge numbers of people who need to be motivated and inspired may need to use loads of energy and enthusiasm to get the message across.
That same message given in a one-to-one situation may need to be delivered in a more measured, calmer style so the other person doesn't feel overwhelmed.
In both cases, the 'speaker' is making a personal impact but is choosing the impact that's relevant to each occasion.
When it comes to communication, first impressions, getting your message across and influencing others, the impact you make is crucial.
You'll make a personal impact no matter what.
But it's making the impact you want (rather than making one by accident) that's important.
If you're in the business world, you've obviously impressed enough people with your skills and capabilities to get where you are.
You are already impactful.
Now maybe the time to ensure you always come across to others the way you intend and with the most appropriate personal impact.
Personal Impact Training
Impact Factory runs
for anyone interested in
Personal Impact and Effectiveness
"I recommend this course highly for anyone who wants to see immediate improvements in their personal impact, particularly people who are technically strong, but also need to build confidence and capability face to face."
David Sheal - Consulting Partner - Lamas Management Consulting
"The Personal Impact course was incredibly well delivered with numerous practical exercises allowing the delegates the freedom to express themselves in a comfortable, trusting environment. I came away feeling motivated and with a true sense of empowerment which I’ve been able to apply within the workplace".
Stuart Fox - Claims Data & Account Manager - Munich Re UK Life
"I’m feeling a lot more confident around the office since the training, and I am finding some tools useful. I like the feeling of taking control of moments without manipulating the situation."
David Levitt - Senior Policy Executive - Phonepay Plus
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