People talk. Messages from different people and companies, in different situations, are going out to different groups of people.
People listen, and maybe ask questions. Then they leave and go home. But how can we encourage them to take away the ideas we offer?
Recently I heard a great suggestion on how to do this. It’s a way we can encourage people to keep talking about the ideas we share when they go out in the world, after the safety talk.
“Tell one other person about something you saw today,” said Trudi Rondou, who showed winning youth safety videos at the 2010 Safety Forum, which I wrote about recently.
Refreshing messages from a youth perspective
One of the videos was in stop-motion Lego. It must have taken so much work! I’ve watched my son and his friends attempt stop-motion Lego films and they are no easy feat.
Passing on stories
Trudi’s message to “tell one other person” is a powerful way to spread the word. Most people (with some exceptions, I’m sure) love sharing stories with their loved ones, so this encouragement is likely to get people talking.
In my case, I shared a story almost right away, when my son called me on my cellphone to say hi at lunch time. I told him “I’m supposed to tell this to one person today, so I’m choosing you.”
I told him about the stop-motion Lego video on workplace safety. He got all excited and rushed off to Google it. My task was completed.