What is common to the following:
All of them are smart mnemonic devices that pack in a ton of insights in an easy to remember way.
They are a great way to ensure your audience remembers what you have to say.
Here's how you can use them in storytelling:
Let's look at a recent example I came across on Twitter.
Gaurav Singh could have said that the key objectives of a CEO include the following:
Instead he bucketed these ideas under five heads (must not have been easy!) and then came up with a cool mnemonic to make it memorable:
Now - you may disagree with some aspect of the classification or the labelling.
But this framing allows you to 'get' the ideas faster and gives you an easy device to remember all the jobs in one go.
Where can you use this technique
This technique is very useful in training. Especially, if you are trying to take an audience through a process, using the process steps as the buckets and creating a mnemonic (like the CODE process, or my own ABCD framework) is a useful way to share the same.
Have you created or used a framework like this at your work? Do share and I'll post in the next email.
Oh, and wishing you all a happy and safe Holi!