February 28, 2011
Atmosphere is created and there’s nothing spontaneous about it. Think about it.
Here’s an example. What’s spontaneous about going around the bathtub and putting out rose petals, lighting candles and dimming the lights? It’s obviously being done intentionally.
Somebody created that environment for a reason.
You can create an atmosphere verbally, by waving your hands, making faces or even by just walking with a purpose. If I say, “hey let’s go,” and you start walking, then I’ve done it. You’re curious about what I’m planning or where we are headed, but you are already following my lead. It’s about having an attitude that creates an atmosphere.
Beyond that, you have to be aware that meetings have to be set up correctly to get the atmosphere right too. When it’s not right then I get mad. You have to know what you are doing and it will impact those in the room and you. You might have too many chairs or not enough. There are lots of things to be aware of to get the desired atmosphere correct. You want to put people in the right frame of mind and create energy. If I’m closer to you PHYSICALLY then I can do that more effectively.
It’s about creating the atmosphere.
People might say, “You did that on purpose didn’t you?” Yeah!
You could say it’s fake, but it’s just like decorations at Christmas. People appreciate that effort and the atmosphere it creates. If you didn’t have that tree all lit up and festive looking, then the room just wouldn’t be the same and the mood would be totally different.
That tree’s creating atmosphere.
The right atmosphere can change a person’s attitude. The right atmosphere can motivate a person. The right atmosphere can make all the difference in the world with your desired result and intentions.
Does that make sense?
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Remember: Create atmosphere, make it like you want it, don’t be embarrassed about it and don’t apologize for it.
Just do it and execute!