Are you tired of stagnant conversations that lack momentum, trust and impact ? Look no further than the power of “Yes” and “And.”
An improvisation technique taught in most drama classes, these two words need to be built into our conversations. Official, as well as personal.
What are the negative impacts of words like “No” “However” and “But”?
They shift the conversation away from the other person’s perspective. Break their thought threads. Create agitation and defensiveness in their mindset.
By using “Yes” and agreeing to the parts you can, you allow for a more open conversation.
By using “And,” you build upon others’ ideas, show support and create a sense of teamwork.
By asking questions where you cannot agree, you understand the other person’s perspective, trust is built, and results are reached. You also build agility and fluidity into your own thought models.
Use “Yes, And”. Watch your conversations create measurable impact.