How Do You Improve A Spoon?

by Jade Handy on February 17, 2011

How do you improve a spoon?  And, a disposable spoon, at that!

Put a hook on it, that’s how. 

That way, you don’t have to fish it out of your bowl.  Who hasn’t this happened to?

If course, this blog Post® by Jade Handy is not about cereal.  It’s about tweeking what you’re already doing just enough to get a different and better response when communicating.

Maybe this means A/B split testing your sales copy with different calls to action, maybe it’s adding a little rhythm via rhyme to your next speech, or maybe it’s practicing repetition with interpersonal communication to get your point across in a way that they remember.

Whatever you decide, decide this, constantly and neverendingly improve what you’re doing.  If someone can do this with something as it-is-what-it-is as a spoon, there’s no telling what you can come up with.

Rhetoric, like a hook, grabs and holds.

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Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.
-Buddha

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
E.M. Forster

Only the spoon knows what is stirring in the pot.
-Italian Proverb

If you don’t like someone, the way he holds his spoon will make you furious; if you do like him, he can turn his plate over in your lap and you won’t mind.
-Irving Becker

One who speaks fair words feeds you with an empty spoon.
-Italian Proverb

Do not put your spoon into the pot which does not boil for you.
-Romanian Proverb

The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
-Charles Buxton 

Above quotes sourced at: ThinkExist.com

Photo Credit:  blog author, Jade Handy

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