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Maximise Your Mindpower by Jim Rees

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Communicate Better

The quality of your communication can be assessed by the response to what you have said. If communication is poor, then you cannot expect people to get the point.

Top Ten Tips for Talking

There are some simple rules to follow, whether you are talking to one person or a group.

  • You should know what you want to say.

  • You should believe in your message.

  • You should know what the listener wants to hear. It is also important to:

  • Be aware of the key messages and outcomes.

  • Avoid jargon.

  • Use gestures and make eye contact.

  • Use pace, pause, volume, speed, and emphasis.

  • Ask questions.

  • Inject some humour.

  • Use stories and anecdotes.

In a business presentation, you could use music, flip charts, and other props to make it more memorable. ...

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