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Team Leadership: 20 Proven Tools for Success by Glenn Parker

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Communication Tips for Team Leaders

•   Own your message. “I do not believe we have sufficient data to draw that conclusion.”

•   Be specific. “Data from the Michigan site tells us that the dosage is too low.”

•   Align your verbal and nonverbal messages. Make sure that your facial expression and gestures support your verbal message.

•   Use multimedia. Use several communications methods (for example, voice and print) to get your point across.

•   Tailor your message. Use language and examples that are familiar to your audience. If you are a scientist speaking to a non-scientist, use metaphors such as “imagine a river…”

“He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met.”

Abraham Lincoln

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