Tuesday, February 23, 2010

An Analogous Communication Technique

In trying to reach busy minds with a new, somewhat complex approach, it is sometimes handy to offer an analogy. This technique, demonstrated here in a somewhat humorous way, allows the viewer to 'see' what may be a challenge in a more friendly, interesting manner and may spark more interest, understanding and buy-in than a normal checklist of factors or benefits would. Photo courtesy of NASA


  1. Hahaha. I should blow it up, make a hat out of it and wear to our next staff meeting.

    Then again, we have a few with big egos but thin skin...

  2. Hi Lynn Marie, glad you got a laugh out of it!

  3. I've printed this and put it up on my bulletin board. :)

  4. Rand,

    As an aero engineer, you got me chuckling :D

    But what about the pilot chute and freebag that separate and get left behind after doing their job of extracting and deploying that great big parachute? Without them, you'd quickly find out that the runway is waaaay too short ;)

    All the best to you,

  5. Norman, honored with your comment. I'm happy you got some enjoyment. And rest be assured, if this ever goes "gold" you are definitely hired as a consultant! All the best to you in return!