How to be an Outstanding Communicator

Manner of Speaking

——— The message from recruitment agencies, employer surveys and the like is familiar, loud and clear: you must be an outstanding communicator if you want to get to the top of your profession. It is puffed up, self-serving – and, in the final analysis, like the emperor’s new clothes it leaves its author looking naked and foolish. But follow it with the word ‘friend’ and their eyes will light up as the word conjures up an image of someone they love.

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How to be an Outstanding Communicator

Manner of Speaking

——— The message from recruitment agencies, employer surveys and the like is familiar, loud and clear: you must be an outstanding communicator if you want to get to the top of your profession. It is puffed up, self-serving – and, in the final analysis, like the emperor’s new clothes it leaves its author looking naked and foolish. But follow it with the word ‘friend’ and their eyes will light up as the word conjures up an image of someone they love.

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Public speaking vs. death

Speak Schmeak

I think I'll get into my workout clothes, so I'll be ready to go when it's time. I thought I had gotten somewhere when I contacted the author of this article , who stated, "The findings have been verified by countless other surveys and studies in subsequent years." But he never responded, so I guess those countless other surveys and studies will remain a mystery. Happy Monday! I got up and dressed early for a meeting, and now the meeting's been cancelled.

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