Intention + Invitation = Engagement

“People only understand things in terms of their experience, which means that you must get within their experience.” — Saul Alinsky

“When we dream alone, it is just a dream. When we dream together, it is the beginning of a new reality.”

 

People don’t want to be told what to do, they want to discover it on their own.

Thaler Pekar & Partners has developed the Engagement Equation to guide you in your successful, efficient, and highly effective communication.

Unlike pushing a message at someone, you are a more effective communicator when pulling them toward engagement, on their terms.


This is key to achieving resonance and engagement.

  • Intention: What do you want to cause?
  • Invitation: Don’t sell or instruct – invite.
  • Engagement: What will most resonate with your audience, and help them see themselves in the story?

Effective communication is about a shift from one-directional communication to multi-dimensional connection.

Interested in bringing the Engagement Equation to your organization or team? Please contact us.

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Upcoming Events & Appearances

June 21 & 22, 2018
Inspirefest, Dublin

June 7, 2018
Your Solution Story Matters, North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations

April 12, 2018
Persuasive Speaking & Storytelling, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

March 20, 2018
Finding, Developing & Sharing Your Success Story, Foundation for Jewish Camp, Baltimore

March 16, 2018
How to Write an OpEd, Institute for Advanced Study

February 15, 2018
How to Write an OpEd, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

February 6-9, 2018
FRANK conference, FL

January 18, 2018
Montefiore Medical Center ObGYN Advocacy Track

January 11 & 12, 2018
Grass Foundation, Los Angeles

November 1, 2017
Staff Retreat: Communication & Story Exploration, NYC Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control

October 27, 2017
Storytelling is Only Half the Story, public program, NYC

September 27-29, 2017
Communications Network Conference

September 26, 2017
"The Corporate Communication Function and Social Responsibility", Emerson College, Boston

September 18 & 19, 2017
Oral History Collection, Ireland

September 13, 2017
Storytelling is Only Half the Story: The Value of Narrative Enquiry, Dublin, Ireland

August 16, 2017
NationSwell Council round table, Storytelling for Change, NYC

July 25, 2017
What is Story & Why it Matters to You & Your Clients, public affairs firm, Washington, DC

June 22-25, 2017
Images & Voices of Hope Media Summit

June 22 & 23, 2017
Narrative Team Building Retreat, international nonprofit

June 5, 2017
The Welcome Conference

May 22 & 23, 2017
Communicating Meaning: The Crucial Role of a Leader, public program, NYC

Week of April 24, 2017
Oral History Collection, Bermuda

April 12, 2017
Narrative Leadership Program,
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