Think about a message you want to convey to someone and determine the intent and relevant message components you will want to include. Then respond to the following questions.
What is your message intent or goal? Is there more than one goal? Write down the intent(s) of your message.
Think about which message components are relevant in this situation (observations, thoughts, needs, and feelings). Write them down.
Develop a message that accurately conveys your observations, thoughts, needs, and feelings about the situation. Reflect upon these message components to assure message accuracy.
Write down the message you wish to deliver.
Rate your success at developing the IRA components of your message. (from 0-100%)
How successful were you, or do you think you will be, at expressing the IRA components of your message?