According to musician Jake Shimabukuro from his bio on this week's Ted.com:
"...The ukulele means more (to Jake) than grass skirts and loud shirts. He's on a mission to revolutionize our perception of the four-string, two-octave instrument."
In what is a very obvious example of "show, don't tell," Jake expresses his love for the ukulele not by talking about it, but by playing a stirring rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody:"
From the Green Room: Most of us don't something as clear as a musical instrument to show, rather than describe a message.
But we all can learn from Jake's TED presentation.
If you're trying to tell a group of employees how much they matter to the company, focused eye contact says more than words.
If you're trying to sell a new product, a physical demonstration is so much more memorable than a description.
And if you're delivering bad news, the tone of your voice can soften the blow the way no words can.
In whatever way you can, show, don't tell.