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_MG_6842cropTommy Lanham is a dynamic, award-winning speaker who has been training individuals and organizations to ignite their God-given potential for 25 years. With a unique blend of Ziglar motivation and ragamuffin faith, Tommy delivers powerful, life-changing messages filled with humor, hope, and enthusiasm.

Tommy will empower, entertain and energize audiences to achieve extraordinary results and live a life beyond what they ever dreamed possible.

Tommy is dedicated to helping you make your next event the best you’ll ever experience. Your audience will laugh, learn and be inspired as he mixes enthusiasm and humor with motivational stories to deliver a high content message. You will look like a rockstar for hiring Tommy Lanham!

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The Secret Code Behind Remarkable Communication

 

in-sWe discussed where people get their energy by looking at the differences between extroverts and introverts in the last blog. Today we will look at people’s style of communication, the way they best exchange information, by looking at the difference between those who have a preference for sensing and those who are more intuitive.

Sensors tend to communicate more concretely while intuitors tend to communicate more abstractly. In the book “Please Understand Me II” David Keirsey explains the difference this way, “Abstract words refer to things that cannot be observed but only imagined, while concrete words refer to things that can be observed and therefore need not be imagined” (p. 120).

Sensing

If your tendency is toward sensing, you communicate through what you can see, touch, smell, hear, and taste. You communicate what you can observe. You tend to start with the facts first, then move toward the big picture.

sensing intuitionSensors like to recall events as snapshots of what literally happened. They put experience first and put less trust in words and symbols. Sometimes they will focus so much on the facts of the present or past that they miss new possibilities.

Intuitive

If your tendency is toward intuition, you communicate through what can be imagined. You see beyond just the facts. You tend to start with the big picture first, then move toward the details and facts.

Intuitives like to recall events by what they read “between the lines” at the time. They place great trust in insights, symbols, and metaphors and less in what is literally experienced. Sometimes they focus so much on new possibilities that they miss the practicalities of making that new possibility into reality.

Everyone has some of both sensing and intuition. However, we all have one that is more dominate than the other. This is your preference for how you best and most naturally communicate.

Neither style is good or bad. We need both. When we are aware of what each person’s communication style is, we can better work towards better marriages, healthier churches, and more productive businesses.

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After reading the descriptions of the two different communications styles which one do you feel you are? What about your spouse? Kids? Co-workers? Supervisor? Understanding you’re your communication style and the style of those you interact with on a regular basis can help you be more effective in your communication.


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Tommy will empower, entertain and energize audiences to achieve extraordinary results and live a life beyond what they ever dreamed possible.

Tommy is dedicated to helping you make your next event the best you’ll ever experience. Your audience will laugh, learn and be inspired as he mixes enthusiasm and humor with motivational stories to deliver a high content message.

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How Your Personality Affects the Decisions You Make

 

Over the past three blogs (not counting “The Shack” movie review) we have looked at how each personality style energizes, prioritizes, and communicates. Today let us look at how each personality style makes decisions.

heart_PNG691The security seeking style-The Hearts-typically make decisions based on past experiences. (Remember their time focus is on the past.) Some hearts are more logical in their decision making while others can be more emotional. They tend to base their decision on what has worked in the past, the tried and true.

bodyThe thrill-seeking style-The Bodies-typically make decisions based on what is taking place right now. (Remember the time focus for the Bodies is the now.) Some Bodies are more logical in their decision making while others can be more emotional. Bodies tend to base their decisions on what makes sense in the moment and not necessarily what has worked in the past.

soulThe identity seeking style-The Souls-typically make decisions based on how it will positively impact the future. (Remember the time focus of Souls is the future.) They are more likely to base their decisions on emotion rather than logic. Souls tend to base their decisions on how the decision will affect everyone involved.

mindThe knowledge seeking style-The Minds-typically make decisions based on strategy. They are much more likely to base their decisions on logic rather than emotion. The Minds tend to base their decisions on what will be the most strategic and efficient, often times giving little regard to people’s feelings.

Just to be clear, we need all four styles of decision making to run churches, organizations, and even families at their optimal level. Great minds do not think alike, but they do think together. We need to appreciate and work with each other’s decision-making style so together we can better reach our God-given potential.

What is your decision-making style?


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Tommy will empower, entertain and energize audiences to achieve extraordinary results and live a life beyond what they ever dreamed possible.

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Abnormal, Unbalanced, and Out of Step

Abnormal, Unbalanced, and Out of Step:  The Art and Science of Embracing Yourself.

“Everybody is a genius.  But if you judge a fish on how well it can climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing it is stupid.”      – Albert EinsteinEnergize prioritize communicate decision make.jpg

I believe that when people understand their personality style, they better understand how they energize, prioritize, communicate, and decision-make.

Many live under the myth of living a “balanced life.”  In contrast to that, I like to encourage people to live an intensely focused life.

You can’t do both.

People who live a balanced life may have a comfortable job, nice families and a secure retirement.  But people who are intensely focused…. they…..

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_MG_6842cropDo you or your organization need a “change the world” speaker for an upcoming event?   Does your group need some tools in their conflict resolution toolbox?  

Tommy Lanham is a personality strategist and trains groups of people in analyzing their own personalities as well as teaching them how to get along with different personalities. He is an experienced, trusted and highly enthusiastic speaker who communicates life changing truths in an entertaining way. He connects with his audience inspiring them to take action.

He speaks to various organizations of various sizes, providing the tools to help you follow your dreams to reach your potential.  

Visit the website:     www.TommyLanham.com  

 

Personality Styles Made Simple – Workshop

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How can I get along with co-workers?
My children are so different from me, how do I talk to them?
How can I find fulfillment in my workplace?
How can I make my marriage better?
How can I be a better leader?

If you’ve ever said one (or all) of these statements, this free class offered at Locust Grove Christian Church by professor Tommy Lanham, will give you the tools to discover the answers to these questions.

This would be excellent for:
* Teachers
* Parents
* Managers
* Leaders
* Employees
* Spouses
* Homeschool parents & students
* Students (ages Middle school and up)

Whether you are a teacher wanting to truly “reach” all of your students (especially the ones you cannot for the life of you understand), a parent trying to understand your children or an employee trying to be productive and get along with everyone, the information in this class will be absolutely priceless. You will walk away with a new perspective of yourself and the people around you.

Join us Tuesday night, November 22nd, 2016 at the fellowship hall of Locust Grove Christian Church in Keavy, Kentucky. (8558 Keavy Rd., London, KY) Louisville Bible College professor Tommy Lanham will be offering his personality survey for free so come join us!

 

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Do you or your organization need a speaker for an upcoming event?   

Tommy Lanham is a personality strategist and trains groups of people in analyzing their own personalities as well as teaching them how to get along with different personalities. He is an experienced, trusted and highly enthusiastic speaker who communicates life changing truths in an entertaining way. He connects with his audience inspiring them to take action.

He speaks to various organizations of various sizes, providing the tools to help you follow your dreams to reach your potential.

 

 

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