As I looked around the table, there were some attendees I knew, others I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time. When they started talking about vacationing in Haiti, living in Vietnam for a year and being a twin, I thought for sure those were the fibs. To my surprise – and curiosity – those were some of the truths! That made me think – how often do we really take the time to learn about those around us?
As communicators, many of us can think back to our college journalism class, where we learned to ask questions. Now, we are so busy conveying information to others, be it the news media, employees or the community at large. How often do we take a step back and let others share their story with us? I, for one, don’t do it enough. But now I know the secret – have someone tell me three truths and one lie.