How to Program Your Talking & Be Receptive to New Ideas



Talking is a vital skill for effective communication. There is a way we can talk and inspire others to share more insights. Also, there is a way we can talk and quiet others. It depends on how we talk in our conversations or discussion. We miss new ideas if our talk silence others to share more insights. We access new ideas if our talk inspires others to share more insights. Radical talking inspires others to open and share more insights

We can talk and discover new ideas if our mindsets are programmed to be receptive to new ideas. Also, we can talk and discover nothing rather than information if our mindsets are not programmed to be receptive to new ideas.

It's all depends on how we have programmed our minds on talking.


What is Radical Talking?

Radical talking is the ability to talk positively with new insights beyond the fundamental facts of something to inspire others to talk more. You appreciate the meaning of what others have said and inspire them to talk more. Radical talking helps us to catch new ideas for every conversation.

Radical talking creates trust between two parts involved in conversations.  It is a talk from the heart that inspires trust between two parties. It is the art of connecting with others and flowing on the topic to explore more about it. Radical talking helps us to get more insights.

Innovators or inventors have to practice radical talking to get more insights to catch new ideas. Our talking should be positive, appreciating what others have said, building where others ended, and inspiring more insights. Appreciating what others have said, builds trust which opens the door for more conversations.

 In 2017, I attended the labor force market conference for Sub Saharan Africa in Lusaka, Zambia. During that discussion, I practiced radical talking by presenting unemployment from a different perspective. I appreciated all insights about unemployment. But my viewpoint was to challenge the root cause of unemployment. To me, I saw the big issue was mindset unemployment. It is real unemployment in Sub-Saharan Africa and Africa at large. If we address mindset unemployment, unemployment is not a big issue in Africa. Africa should talk about decent work but not unemployment.

Yes, I am trading groundnuts small business. My vision is to create a distribution channel in Africa. But, currently, I distribute one kilogram per day in Tanzania. How can you help me to grow and reach 52 countries in Africa? But most people don’t value these small businesses. They consider it as an interim business. Most of the small traders do not have a vision of what they do.  My challenge to the panel was to see and discuss from different perspectives to discover more ideas.

This kind of radical talking helps us to open our minds to think more. We get more insights and catch new ideas when we inspire others to open more.


 How to Program Radical Talking

Everyone can program radical talking. Decide now to practice radical talking. Use the following steps and techniques to practice and program radical talking;


Step 1: Practice radical thinking.

Radical talking is a result of radical thinking. Your words express your thinking. The first step to practice radical talking is to program your mind on radical thinking. Program the following attitudes in your mind to practice radical thinking;

  • Always appreciate what others think.
  • Always think of alternative
  • Always think more than want is known?
  • Always ask questions to understand more than know facts? 
  • Always ask why only this or why this way? 
  • Always ask how it will look if we change?

Programing these attitudes will help you to appreciate and think beyond the fundamental facts. 


Step 2: Nurture Your Inner Conversation

Internal conversation enables us to communicate in the inner world. It is the self-talk within us. Nurture your inner talk to see good for every conversation. Talk to your inner man to be receptive to new ideas. I always tell my inner man to see good for everything in life. Inspire it to learn more rather than being a critic when you talk or listen to others. Positive talk with your inner man is the best approach to inspire a radical mindset.  .


Step 3: Advance External Communication

External communication is the communication between us and other people or our network. External communication gets expressed through the words of your mouth, actions, writings, or drawings. Use the following techniques to advance the way you present your messages to strengthen interpersonal relationships with others.

  • Use the right tone to communicate and develop great relationships. People are more forthcoming when you casually ask questions.
  • Be in the position to respond to the conversation appropriately and on time. A conversation is a dance that requires partners to be in sync. It’s a mutual push and pull that unfolds over time. Just as the way we ask questions can facilitate trust and sharing of information. Being transparent and honest is the best option for the best response in learning and influencing business and interpersonal relationships.
  • Be clear about what to share and what not to share. Transparency doesn’t mean you reveal everything. Some information is not appropriate for building trust and personal relationships. Be transparent and choose the right information to share at the right time in the right forum


Step 4: Write New Ideas & Develop It

Use a notebook, mobile phone, or tablet to write new ideas. Talk and write new ideas.  Chant and connect dots to explore more. Develop new ideas into products or services.


 Source: The Art of Discovery & Innovation 

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