I'm reading a good book on kindle currently, called "The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs.
I"m 6 chapters into the book and it's intriguing . Some things I knew and some chapters have shed some needed light.
The message I've pondered on was when you share a presentation answer the audience's questions, "Why should I care?"
I liken this to when you teach a class or teach one student.
I realized when we work with young or older clients, we need to make sure we address that same question. We tend to think of this as a "rationale". Why should I do that? Or why is this better for me?""How does this benefit me?
Yesterday, I asked one of my preteen client, "Do you know why I want you to do this?" By her facial expression and off reply, I knew I had to do a better job explaining. I said, "When I ask you to do something, You should have a very clear understanding why its important to you and how it benefits your life." "You want to make sure the reason is super clear." That led us into a great experience during the session. She actually was more receptive than previous sessions.