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Talk Less, Say More: Three Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen by Connie Dieken

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Part II. 10 SIGNS YOU MAY BE A WEAK CONVEYOR: (And Where to Turn to Conquer Them)

  • 1 You tend to confuse people or make things sound more complicated than they really are.

    ISSUE: CONVEYING ESSENTIALS

    FIND HELP: page 65

  • 2 You use additional words to convey ideas instead of using visuals

    ISSUE: THE EYES TRUMP THE EARS—SHOW CONTRAST

    FIND HELP: page 74

  • 3 Your PowerPoint slides are packed with text, text, and more text.

    Are You a Weak Conveyor?

    ISSUE: THE EYES TRUMP THE EARS—RETHINK POWERPOINT

    FIND HELP: page 76

  • 4 You haven't discovered the right social media tools to convey your messages.

    ISSUE: THE EYES TRUMP THE EARS—LINK IT, MOVE IT, USE SOCIAL MEDIA

    FIND HELP: page 79

  • 5 You give people numerous options to choose from—and they often seem stuck.

    ISSUE: TALK IN TRIPLETS—PRELOAD THREE CHOICES

    FIND HELP: page 85

  • 6 You're fact-driven and tend to dive into details, or you pile on numerous points in an effort to be comprehensive and cover all the bases.

    ISSUE: TALK IN TRIPLETS—THINK NARROW AND DEEP

    FIND HELP: page 86

  • 7 You save the best for last.

    ISSUE: TALK IN TRIPLETS—DESIRED CHOICE FIRST

    FIND HELP: page 89

  • 8 It's unusual for you to share success stories or reveal positive anecdotes.

    ISSUE: TELL STORIES—SUCCESS STORIES

    FIND HELP: page 93

  • 9 When you tell stories, people get lost because your stories tend to be drawn-out or convoluted.

    ISSUE: TELL STORIES—THINK SIMPLE AND SPRY

    FIND HELP: page 95

  • 10 You sound stiff when you deliver stories or presentations.

    Turn the Page for Help

    ISSUE: TELL STORIES—DELIVER WITH PLANNED ...

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