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Arnold Gamboa
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WHY KRIS AQUINO IS AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR

Love her or hate her — you cannot get rid of Kris Aquino. And probably, would not be able to prevent her from winning a senate seat in the future.

You’re probably annoyed by her “pa-sosyal” taglish accent, or her unending  relational failures and her nonsensical stories. But admit it. You’re interested, you listen, you wanted to get rid of her, but you can’t. And probably tried but won’t, because at the very least, you’re amused.

When she talks, people listen. She has a unique tone that’s both passionate and engaging. If she wants to get a message across, you get it right a way. And that’s how to make an incredible communicator. Both me and my wife agree — she’s very effective.

Studying her communication style, I picked at least 3 things why people listen to her:

1. She’s authentic - 

When she’s sad, you can see — and she admits. When she’s happy (new boyfriend? Bistek?), boy, you’d smile with her. Remember when she had trouble with Joey Marquez? Yeah, ABS-CBN probably sensationalised it. But it takes guts to admit that you had sexually transmitted disease out of that relationship. And you listened, because even how ugly it seemed, you were caught by her authenticity.

I think too much of communication nowadays is about the amazing I, great myself and the wonderful me. We get it. You’re accomplished and awesome. But how about the commoner like us? Can we relate with what you’re saying? Being authentic — or at least saying something that humanize yourself —  allows the listeners to identify with you and with what you’re trying to communicate. And imagine if you wrap your humanity around certain truths that you’re communicating, that would be a powerful tool.


2. She appeals to emotions -

When she talks, it would be hard to separate facts from emotions. Showbiz, eh. But more than that, it’s also a communication style. She would say, “James, na-appreciate ko talaga ang pag-aalaga mo kay Bimb at kay Josh.” while tears flowing in her eyes. To think that she just had an ugly legal battle with her estranged former husband. It doesn’t matter whether it’s true or not, you get the point. She’s thankful.

Appealing to the mind is very simple. Just memorize a bunch of facts, figures, texts, whatever. Memorize a book. Then narrate it. You’ll be able to appeal to your listeners’ mind. But to bring facts to reality and action, you need emotions to carry it for you. You've got to let your listeners feel what you feel.

Don’t get me wrong. Truth is truth. It needs to be communicated. But to make truth effective is to effectively wrap it with emotions. You need passion, fire, authentic expressions. You need all human emotions to bring your facts to life.

3. She tells stories effectively -

Notice how she often reference stories about Bimby or James Yap or her new fling whenever she talks on screen, however unrelated the topic is most of the time. Admit it, you’re glued to her stories. Because by nature, we love stories. 

Imagine if we can effectively marry truth with stories. Truth will transcend the mind to the heart, from a thought to potential action. Ideas can now become personal — because of stories. That’s the reason why great communicators are great story tellers. We can relate with stories. And to be an effective communicator, you need to be able to use stories to illustrate truths.

Whenever I have a chance to catch her on TV, I watch her. I listen. Not for anything else — alright, probably for some showbiz tsismis — but mostly to observe how she communicates. I sure can learn a trick or two from her. And if you are also in the communication business — in a church, school or in a speaking circuit, she can teach a trick or two to you, too. 

Pramis. Love, love, love!
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You forget she also "dramatize" which is also a key characteristics of a good communicator.
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If you think a trash metal singer can't carry a note, this dude has a wide vocal range!
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dude's got balls to sing this...  yep. hard metal balls...
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If you think you've already seen every single Let It Go covers, think again! :D This one probably dislodged the African version on top of my most favorite list. 
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My first UBER experience

First off, shameless plug: Get P1,000 worth of free Uber ride. Sign up here: https://www.uber.com/invite/uberarnold-free1000

The reason why I'm cool with openly promoting Uber is, well, I know you're going to love it.

Think Uber as a taxi service. Only, it's not taxi, it's "rent-a-car" quality service. It's become a very popular service in the US and is now here in Manila.

Using the iPhone or Android app, you ask to be picked up at your current location. You get charged through your credit card. 

My car needs fixing today. So I decided to try out Uber. After 10 minutes, I have my ride. A Toyota Altis. I asked Alvin, my driver, several questions to know more about Uber here in the Philippines. 

1. Uber sub contracts Rent-a-car companies. His is based in Bonifacio Global City.

2. When I called for pick up, he was parked at his Boni office (not roaming around as a typical taxi does). He basically just waits all day for pick up request.

3. Since he is a rent-a-car service, he's really not in a hurry. Which, in a sense, translate into better service. If you frequently ride a taxi, you'll see a big, relaxing difference when riding one of the Uber accredited cars.

I was charged P242. My route is typically charged around P180 on a typical taxi ride. A difference of P60 is worth it, in my opinion.

Over all, it was a relaxing ride. If you often drive a car and wants to take a break once in a while, Uber is a good alternative.

Sign up now. ;) Click here: https://www.uber.com/invite/uberarnold-free1000
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A Filipino tech guy who reluctantly pursued entrepreneurship and now leads TeamSparrow, a team of web professionals based in Mandaluyong City, Philippines.
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  • General De Jesus Academy
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