Driving home recently from an outdoor party, I noticed as I was getting near to my home town that the road was wet – very wet, with puddles at the sides.
‘I wonder what’s happened here?’ I thought. ‘Perhaps there’s been a burst waterpipe.’
It was only when I realised that the roads were very wet for the final 2- 3 miles home that it dawned on me that there must have been a local downpour.
I laughed at myself for not thinking of that in the first place. I live in England after all!
But no rain had been forecast, it had stayed dry for the party and we hadn’t had rain in a few weeks so it wasn’t my first thought.
That made me think about how our experience shapes our viewpoint and perception and why it’s important to hear from people with different experiences and different perceptions.
Which is why it’s important to share your stories.
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Rachel Maunder is a communication skills and speaker coach and professional speaker.
She has been in the world of competent communication, in different guises, for more than 30 years so has a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to pass on to her clients, both through her signature programmes and her own presentations.