So I learned this new phrase today:

“Anus Protectus”

It’s what it sounds like.

It when you communicate (or do) something in order to “cover your a*s.”

Sometimes we communicate as an FYI.

Other times as a FYSA.

And then there is the CYA.

All of these are what we call “Purposeful communications.”

The only real difference is their purposes.

When you open your mouth or your email make sure you know your:

- Why (intent)

- Who (audience)

- How (persuasion techniques)

These are the secret sauce of good communication.

More blogs to come on this important topic. ;-)

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Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.

Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.