Symbol: How to Give Counsel
Lesson: Always find something good to say
Illustration: Always sandwich your meat of counsel between two thick bread slices of commendation.
Notes: I heard this illustration at a Toastmasters meeting years ago. I’ve tried to remember in all my relationships. If you have several points of counsel to give, instead of dumping them all at once, if at all possible try to give just one point of counsel per conversation, thus giving the person time to adapt and feel a sense of accomplishment.