Colour me beautiful
Added by Jacob Aldridge, over 3 years ago.
I fronted up to a lunch with a professional associate recently carrying my pack of coloured markers. She laughed until she was blue in the face and then, realising they were an essential part of my tool kit, went green with envy.
Rather than have her seeing red about a misunderstanding, I used the opportunity to explain how colours and business mix to benefit all involved. She was tickled pink.
So why do Shirlaws coaches use so much colour? (And we all do - I'm not the black sheep in this family!) 3 Good reasons: Colour stands out, demonstrating difference and opportunity; Colour aids memory, helping people learn faster and retain information longer; and (as you can see) colour is a powerful communication tool, conveying more information than words alone.
By the end of the meeting, these benefits were clear. My friend had seen them in black and white. And I'd shown my true colours.
Big Picture, Colourful Future
Even though I'm officially an "old-timer" Shirlaws coach, even I learned the application of colour once. And here's my story about colours, textas, and overcoming de-pen-dency.
Colour Coding for Online Poker
My clients now use colour to communicate their schedules, their budgets, their client base and more, which I can discuss all day. The same message is so much cooler when it relates to online poker.
Do you remember the Little Golden Book series? Chance are you do, and more for the amazing artwork than anything else. Those original drawings now form a touring exhibition booked years in advance.
Read this if you Hate Meetings
Are you a Manager or a Maker? Turns out it's useful to know, because each sees time differently, and productivity is affected when those differences clash. Why is this relevant? Naturally, Shirlaws colour codes meetings as well.
Intranet Joke of the Week
An artist asks the Gallery owner a routine question about any sales of his paintings on display.
"I have good news and bad news," the owner replied. "The good news is that a gentleman enquired about your work just yesterday, and wondered if it would appreciate in value after your death. When I told him it would, he bought all 15 of your paintings."
"That's wonderful!" exclaimed the artist. "So what's the bad news?"
"He was your doctor."
Until next week, stay well,