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Lower the Filters


The success of your presentation will be judged not by the knowledge you send but by what the listener receives.


Try an experiment. Pick up a small object and hold it in front of you. Attempt to think only about that object for as long as you can. Allow no other thought to enter your brain except that object. It’s a test of mental strength. As soon as any thought, even a tiny one, enters your brain, quietly raise your other hand. Ready? Go.

How long were you able to keep your thoughts focused solely on ...

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