How to answer “how are you?”

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 11:47 am
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“How are you?” is a phrase that we all would hear at least half a dozen times in our days. How we respond to it though can have a great impact that we think.

Allan Tranter from Creating Communities joined Kirste and Morro on Brekky this morning to showcase how we respond to this simple question has the power to “build or stifle community”.

It’s true too. Some people have the ability to bring gloom into a shared space. Other people bring an aura of joy that can brighten these spaces.

So if we start treating every interaction as a possibility to build community, watch as the world around you changes.

Responding to “how are you?” with “fantastic”, “sensational” or “wonderful”, leads people to pause and engage because it is different.

Allan’s challenge for everyone today is answer this common question with words that best describe the joy of being alive.

Listen to the full interview with Allan below:


You can hear Allan every Wednesday on Brekky after 8:30.

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