Friday Sharing w/You

Friday, August 26

2016 FSY Week 035 - Be Grateful

Good morning to you
and is Friday right?
so, is open for reading

Do you agree with me – What your bosses or leaders need to hear the most are least likely to be said.

And only comedians dare to say it and often make us laugh about injustice or social ills.

Speaking the truth make your boss
(A) Angry
(B) Blow up and Blame
(C) Criticize
(D) Damage your career

Most people wouldn’t want to make themselves look bad. Down the road you get,
(A) Attacked
(B) Blamed and Shamed
(C) Chopped, if not punished

Organizational culture pressures people to pretend that they have it all together.

Sadly, everyone secretly conspires to play. If you are not playing, please step outside the box, mind your own business, and keep the status quo. Maybe the phrase “Think out of the box” came about because someone did not want to directly ask you stay out of the box and pretend to ask you to go and think out of the box.

The above maybe a good subject to explore in a simple exercise that we can explore together. That is for another day.

Today, I am sharing about a catchphrase:

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Hello Friday Friends & PengYiu,

Please join me in advocating:

Make Money & Love Safety

赚钱第一; 安全在我心! & 明天一定会更好!加油哦

Jana Wang, Cinta Keselamatan

 

Quick Quotable

A better way to get your employee onboard the Make Money & Love Safety Mindset is to start from a personal commitment. You and your SME(Supervisors, Managers, and Executives) will have to commit to your employees personally, starting by how to get onboard with them.

 

Quick Question

Why would children in kindergarten be given tablets?

 

Today Sharing:

I have a coffee break with my friends from overseas and he asked me why you can’t drink and drive in Singapore?

I understood that he trying to pull my leg as the don’t drink and drive phrase advertised in the papers is becoming a social norm.  People working as a copywriter in the advertising business are trained to use pithy catchphrases to get people to understand and hopefully become a lingo so that it sets into our social psyche.

I paused for a while before deciding to play along. I explained to him that he literally cannot read it with a clear mind, most probably he has to drink some alcohol to blur the vision to understand the underlying meaning.

When you want to use a catchy phrase, please make sure there is no ambiguity, and define the words used. Refer to the advertised phrase

 ”If you drink we trust that you don’t drive”

Drink WHAT? 

As my friends pointed to our surrounding he made yet another point: if everyone drinks, who will drive all of the cars around us?  Maybe driverless or driven by ghosts as this is still the 7th month of Chinese ghost festival.

I would change it to “If you drink, we trust you will drive safely”

because,

Mild dehydration may increase the driver’s inattention, and when dehydrated, you make more driving errors. Always drink water, be hydrated before driving and you make less driving errors or like me, with coffee, I’m in control of my driving.

Speed wins, Speeding kills.

Oops, I better rephrase it:  “If you drink water, we trust you will drive safely

Did my tweaked catchphrase catch your attention? If you want your Catchphrase to dent the social psyche it needs to meet these 4 F,S,Y,D Criteria – that is (F)Full of meaning (S) Short (Y)Younique & (D)Direct

(A)Always (B)Be (C) Clearly and don’t give people  a second chance to second-guess you.

Thank you for reading

With gratitude

 

Until We Meet Here Next Friday… Be Grateful

 

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Acknowledgements

My FSY’s sharing is unscientifically and some are contributed by wife & children, friends, acquaintances. I write and share things that matter to me. I understand that everyone has their own opinions, views, & thoughts. There are no right or wrong answers. Nothing is true or untrue, most facts and data can be twisted to your favour.

To the authors, contributors and original sources, my thanks and where appropriate my apologies if I forget to quote your names.  If I took a page from your generous sharing and tweaked it into something else, something I hope will spread and the whole purpose is for sharing and sharing is caring.