I ran across this image in an old Presentation Zen post that I had previously starred in Google Reader.
Whoever placed this sign knew that no one likes to be barked at (Stupid pun, I know). They also knew that if you want to be listened to, you have to talk in a way that shows you understand what it is important to your audience.
Garr has a nice take on what makes this sign so nice:
Another great example of “emotional intelligence” that produces “a smile in the mind” for all those who pass by (and it may lead to greater compliance as well).
This post is part of the Human Talk series.
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