It’s false you know. . .
A PICTURE IS NOT WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS. . .
It’s E N D L E S S. . .
Not a Thousand words. . .
not a Hundred-Thousand Words. . .
not a Ba-Zillion Words
or even an Infinity amount of Words. . .
Go ahead. . .
look at the picture again. . .
or have you NOT stopped looking?
I usually dress like this when I do a Presentation entitled:
DID YOU HEAR WHAT I DIDN’T SAY
My question to my audiences is now my question to Y O U:
HAVE YOU EVER FELT LIKE I LOOK ?
L O O K V E R Y C L O S E L Y
at that picture of me again.
Is there anything that matches?
I mean LOOK:
Those glasses are literally the glasses I wore in my Senior Year at High School. They were broken during a basketball practice.
That was way before Duck Tape. . .
that’s electrical tape,
because of my dad’s school teacher and coach’s salary there was no Eye Plan. . .
wore them my whole Senior Year,
Whoa, Cowboy, it doesn’t stop there, does it.
Check out THAT vest.
My daughter, Zoey refused that I wear it to one of our Father/Daughter dances,
even though it was a Country-Westhern Theme. . .
The shirt certainly is a one of a kind and those pants. . .
makes G Q keeping my phone ringing 24/7 wanting to replicate them and my ensemble.
Well come on, I grew up in Pittsburgh. . .
I’ll always be a Pittsburgh Steeler Fan,
even though I’ve lived in Cleveland, OH since 1987. . . .
Again: H A V E Y O U E V E R F E L T L I K E I L O O K E D ?
Have you ever heard of these statistics:
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IS ONLY 7% VERBAL AND 93% NON-VERBAL (THE NON-VERBAL IS ACTUALLY 55% BODY LANGUAGE AND 38% TONE OF VOICE)
But wait a second. . .
maybe you should even take at least a minute or a couple more for this one. . .
These stats were actually never based on giving a presentation or a speech,
but information that could be communicated in a
S I N G L E W O R D !
Maybe. . .Maybe Mark Twain was actually right:
“THERE ARE THREE KINDS OF LIES:
LIES, DAMNED LIES AND STATISTICS.”
DID YOU HEAR WHAT I DIDN’T SAY ?
s o m e t i m e s
W H A T ‘ S N O T S A I D, S H O U T S T H E L O U D E S T !
L I S T E N
with more than just your eyes,
or you may never HEAR
what needs to be heard
but never quite
S A I D !
L I S T E N. . .
N O T to r e p l y
but to actually h e a r
Did you hear what I didn’t say. . . ?