我最后要谈的是我们如何构造消息. 我的意思是更长的消息, 像一套指令之类的. 首先, 明确目的是一件好事. 告诉别人你要告诉他们什么. That’s exactly what I did when I said “the last thing I want to talk about is how we structure our messages.” You see, when you heard that, you knew exactly what I was going to talk about next.
第二, it’s a good idea to use words like “secondly.” We call this “signposting.” Signposting is basically giving clear structure and logic to what you’re saying. That means introducing things clearly. It means outlining, using words like “first, 第二, third” and “last.” But it also means being clear about how your ideas fit together. 路标使人们更容易遵循您的要求, 并记住它!
最后, 总结您的发言是一个好主意. 回顾一下就足够了. And you can introduce your summary using signposting expressions like “to sum up” or “what I’ve been trying to say is.”
说到单词选择, 还有另一件事要小心: 缩略语. You might use “TBH” quite often, but not everyone knows that it means “to be honest.” You don’t have to use these abbreviations to get your point across. 而且你可能很困惑 – 沮丧 – 当人们使用其工作范围中常见但不是常识的缩写时.
另一个障碍 决策会议is what we call “groupthink.” Groupthink is when people just follow along with the ideas being discussed, 没有为自己思考. 应对集体思维, 从一开始就鼓励创新思维. One thing you might try is having people write down their ideas individually before sharing them with the group. 在人们写下自己的想法之后, 围着桌子走，给每个人说话的机会. 您越是将其留给真正发声的人, 会议越容易集体思考.