"Is this thing on?"
You're not alone.
You've come to the right place.
There is no frustration quite like the feeling of being unheard and misunderstood. It saps confidence, short-circuits creative risk-taking, and kills effectiveness.
I've been there, and I can help.
The War Department's description in Field Manual 24-6: "Radio Operator's Manual, Army Ground Forces" in 1945.
The term "5x5" (pronounced "five by five") is a shorthand phrase dating back to the QSA and QRK codes of morse code radio communication in the early 1900's. It describes the strength and readability of a radio signal that is "loud and clear," as measured on a pair of 1-5 scales.
Without signals that are "loud and clear," communication doesn't happen ... strategies don't get implemented ... ideas don't spread ... changes don't occur ... leadership doesn't happen. Whether your audience is the group of people in attendance to hear your presentation, or the members of the team or organization you're responsible for leading, they won't be engaged with your message and trust your ideas if they can't read your signal 5x5.
Who I Help
Those who lead others
If your success is measured by the success of others, then Leadership is your job. Understanding how to tune your signal so others can and will follow is the key to effective leadership, regardless of title or scope of responsibility.
Those with ideas to share
No idea is good enough to make change happen if it can't be communicated clearly. If you have ideas worth sharing -- to peers, bosses, or potential investors -- communicating effectively is as important a skill as the work itself.
How I Help
Insightful ideas applied using the IDEASTM analytical framework and the recipe for communication that is "loud and clear" -- all delivered in a variety of formats and settings.
the 5x5 framework
for results that are "loud and clear."
Are you ready to boost your signal?
Better questions lead to better ideas.
Better ideas lead to better messages.
Better messages lead to better communication.
Better communication leads to better results.
If you're ready to start clarifying your thinking and tuning your message,
5x5 Advisory is ready to help.