71: Your Approach Outweighs your Message

No matter how great your message is, if you can’t deliver it the way your audience needs to hear it, your message will never be heard and digested. Prepare for your interactions by focusing on your approach just as much as the message you are to deliver. Tune in to this podcast episode to hear how to do that!


  • You might have some great things to tell a parent but if you approach this opportunity wrong it could backfire
  • Any interaction can go one of two ways and its up to you to make sure it always points in the positive direction
  • Focus just as much on the way you say something as you do what you say
  • Over time I realized its less about me and more about them

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I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.