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Resonate

To resonate means more than to listen. It means to make better, in harmony.
In this little video Craig encourages you to do more than just listen to someone’s words, resonate with their ideas!

 

Here’s what Craig says in the video

Hi everybody. Hey it’s Craig Freshley here.

I was in a workshop the other day and the trainer asked us to pair up and discuss something. She gave us a specific topic to talk about but before we started she said, “Now look, when you do this I want you to really resonate with each other. Who knows what resonate means?” she asked the group. People threw out some definitions and we talked about it a little bit but that got me curious about that word resonate and I went and looked it up.

Here are some definitions that I found online. It’s a phenomenon in which a vibrating system or external force drives another system to oscillate with greater amplitude. It’s the intensification and enriching of a musical tone by supplementary vibration. It means to relate harmoniously, to strike a chord.

Well I like the word resonate! And I think it has a lot of applications for interpersonal communications and group decision making.

You say your words and then I say something back that makes your words bigger and more meaningful. And then you say something back to me that makes my words bigger and more meaningful. And we amplify each others thoughts and create something bigger and better than either one of us could have created on our own!

The next time you’re in a conversation with somebody or you’re in a situation where you’re making a group decision, I’m encouraging you to resonate.

Don’t just listen. Don’t just talk back and try to persuade the other person of what you think, but resonate. Make their words bigger and better and make something together more fantastic than any one of you could on your own.

Here’s hoping you’re doing good out there. Thanks for listening everybody.

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