Discover the KAVA meaning to improve your communication process. We all have our own way of communicating, the words we choose reveal our
In the western world, 40% of the people are kinaesthetic, 10% auditory, 40% visual and the final 10% are auditory-digital.
'This doesn't feel right.'
'l get your drift.'
'l understand how you feel.'
'We're on the same wavelength.'
'That sounds about right.'
'l hear you, loud and clear.'
'You're blowing it out of proportion.'
'From my perspective, it looks like this.'
'l get the picture.'
Subcategory of Auditory
'This makes sense.'
'The specifications are correct.'
This is the sequence charismatic speakers use — either deliberately or instinctively to create rapport with their audience.
Charismatic speakers engage with the audience by telling stories — in business the stories are usually case studies describing the results and benefits customers received. Keynote speakers often share their experiences, describe how they achieved their goals.
Speakers communicate 100% - they use their body language and tonality in their voice, as well as the words — which is the smallest portion of the communication. They can see their audience's body language and adjust.
When writing with the KAVA meaning, we only have the words. We can use formatting to emphasize words, but we don't really know how the reader will interpret the emphasis.
Even though we can only use words, our written messages can still follow the charisma formula — use words that connect with the different types of readers and use stories to engage with them.
This is an example of a letter that was written for a business that
supplies legal training to property management professionals.
The words are colored to show how the charisma formula is being used.
This letter produced great results. The seats booked, compared to
a previous campaign, and increased by 303.7%.
You can see the KAVA sequence in these two paragraphs from the beginning of the letter.
Have you noticed how some sales letters seem to 'hit the spot' and others just leave you cold? With some letters, you understand straight away and yet, others don't seem to make any sense.
If you showed the same appealing letter to other people, you'd get some who, like you, appreciate it too. But others may look at it from a different angle and would perhaps, be completely unaffected by it.
Why? because people are different. We all see things from our own point of view and have our own preconceived ideas. We all have our own beliefs and our own experiences, which influence us every day.
Our individual background colors what appeals to us.
This makes it very difficult for you to write in such a way that allows all readers to immediately understand your context.
Use the 'scientific approach' to writing adverts and sales letters. This increases your chances of getting the reaction you want, as described below. You can use this KAVA meaning to increase your success rate.
Start your letter off in a way that captures your reader's interest. Continue in a fascinating and informative way to draw him through every sentence, paragraph and page.
Use a captivating headline or opening sentence; descriptive words and where appropriate, the right pictures, with captions. These all impact on the response you get.
In essence, your sales letter must take these three actions:
Use the right language to cut through communication barriers. The language you use in your letter or advert is very important. This is because we all have a language base - ways of expressing ourselves that makes sense to us. When other people use the same language as we do, we find we have an affinity with them, and sometimes we seem to 'just click'.
When you offer ideas or suggestions in a conversation you hear some people say "I see what you mean", whereas someone else says "That sounds about right", whilst another responds "That feels good".
In all three sentences each person indicated he/she has understood whatever you proposed, but each phrased his/her thoughts in a way that feels natural to him/her. Each person utilizes the KAVA meaning in their own way.
Visual people often use phrases with a visual connotation like "I get the picture". Using 'picture' words helps them to see your point of view and visualize the outcome.
Auditory people talk about things "sounding 0K". They hear the ideas and can tell if the proposal is a sound proposition. They like sound-based words and phrases.
Kinaesthetic people communicate with their feelings, and make comments like "I get your drift". They relate to the ideas being floated. They naturally appreciate language containing words that create the feelings they want to enjoy, whether it is security, comfort or a stress-free situation.
Capture the essence of these KAVA meaning styles in your writing and you'll' achieve rapport with a greater number of people. Use a mixture of KAVA meaning words so you connect with all the different people who read your letter.
Here are some KAVA meaning words. Use them when writing your letter:
Do be careful how you employ the different KAVA meaning words - your letter must still flow and make sense to the reader.
Do remember, although we all have our preferred language, we use KAVA meaning words and phrases from the other bases as well.
Paint the picture in your sales presentation; describe how your prospect would use your product or service, what they would see or hear, how they would feel, as in this below example of a car salesman talking to a busy, important company director.
The below description uses all the base senses to create the greatest amount of rapport, regardless of the base preference of the reader.
Let's go through and identify how the KAVA meaning words have been weaved into the 'story'.
I've used the initial letter, before the word, to indicate the 'sense' being used.
[v] - Visual
[a] - Auditory
[k] - Kinaesthetic (Feeling)
I haven't marked all of the words used, just enough to give you an idea of how it works - as you go through you will recognize others:
Notice we write this in the present tense which places the reader (or listener) in the scene and experiences the described results.
In addition to this, you must make sure you concentrate on your reader. Whilst writing, ask yourself "What does my reader really want to know about?"
Does he/she honestly care about how long your company has been in business? Or what you are trying to achieve.
Statements like: "We had a good result at the last exhibition, and we would like to make this one even more successful. Which is why..."
does not interest him. He doesn't care! Always write from his point of view.
One thing, we all have in common as human beings, we get very interested in our results. How can whatever we purchase help us? "What's in it for me?" Answer this question for your reader as you write. When you write your sales letter - does it clearly explain the results they get?
Remember, use present tense language when you describe the results they get, which keeps them in the moment and experiences what you portray in their imagination. People buy on their emotions. The logic comes later.
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