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
Open Personal Impact Courses
Tailored Personal Impact Training
Five Day Communicate With Impact Workshops
One-to-One Executive Coaching
for anyone interested in
Personal Impact and Effectiveness