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Get to the point

Get to the point

Our attention span is only decreasing as time goes on and so those who can get to the point will win in this new attention economy.

Your advice may be amazing, but it will never be heard if you can’t get to the point.

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MORE IDEAS FROM The Best Way To Give Advice To Someone.

Tell a story

Dry information and stats don’t inspire people to make a change or listen to you.

We don't usually remember facts, figures or statistics. Storytelling is how you make your advice human, relatable and real.

Keep your story short and concise. 

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Use your own experience

It is the best advice you can give. No one has exactly the same story or list of experiences as you, so that’s what makes your advice truly unique.

Inject emotion to your message. Emotion is what can make your advice feel universal.

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Be logical with your advice and structure it in a way that makes sense. Be sure to have an introduction, a body and a conclusion that highlights the takeaways.

This makes your advice easier to follow and more likely to be retained.

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Chunk your advice down into simple steps that your audience can follow. 

Aim for three steps or three takeaways if it’s possible in the context of your advice.

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Advice that is simultaneously inspiring works. 

Being inspired is how you get people’s attention. Inspiration makes us feel good and positivity always wins.

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No one likes to be spoken down to and you have your own issues. You’re not perfect either. Remember that whenever you’re giving advice.

Even if your audience disagrees with your advice, they’ll respect you if you respect them first.

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Most people hear out the advice given to them out of politeness or obligation, with no intention of every following it, no matter how practical or beneficial it may be.

Our ego doesn't let us follow advice. The keywords that we say before we dole out the advice seem to matter more than we think.

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Relate
It's important to be sincere when you hand out words of wisdom, as well as find a way to make things connect in the brain of your audience. Advice will go in one ear and out the other if your audience can't relate.

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  • Don't frame your request.
  • Don't imply that you're above the other person.
  • Don't make your request too specific.
  • Say what you can't do, so the other can tell you what they think is the best course.
  • Show respect by acknowledging the capabilities of others.

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