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The Power of Charm by Ron Arden, Brian Tracy

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The Art of Speaking Slowly

Think before you speak, pronounce not imperfectly, nor bring out your words too hastily, but orderly and distinctly.

—GEORGE WASHINGTON

Many people, because of excitement or nervousness, speak too fast and listen too little. People who speak too fast can be both frustrating and irritating.

Have you ever been stuck in a traffic jam simply because you didn’t have enough time to understand what the traffic reporter on the radio said? Near what off-ramp was that accident, and what was the alternative route? If ...

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