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Practice Intentional Communications

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How can you enhance your communication skills?

Before you send an email or start a conversation, identify your top points to communicate. Present your bottom line up front, and then follow up with supporting details and reasoning.

SCIENCE SAYS:

Intentional communication not only makes your message clearer; a top-down approach to sharing ideas encourages others to stay curious and reciprocate effective communications. Direct communication creates less room for emotional bias and errors in thinking.

BEGIN BY:

  • Identifying the main points you want to communicate
  • Using simple language to express these takeaway ideas clearly
  • Focusing on the end goal as you plan and fine-tune your message
  • Considering the context of your message, including your audience, purpose and values

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