How to be an Outstanding Communicator

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Federal Prose, 1948, Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina. Statistics are abstractions that leave us cold. Outstanding communicators understand the limits of statistical data – they know that in most instances it just goes over the heads of a lay audience. To most lay people, a statistic like: 50 million acres of rainforest are cut down every year, doesn’t mean too much. On hearing a statistic like this neither their brains nor their emotions are engaged.

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March Madness and the World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

per club (15,543), which is where we get the statistic oft used in marketing the WCPS - best out 35,000 speakers worldwide. This can happen at any round, and who knows if all the speakers in, say North Carolina are better than all the speakers here in Colorado.

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Obama’s SOTU: What Is, and What Could Have Been

Duarte Blog

Rather than focusing only on statistics when trying to communicate employment figures or strategies to create jobs, he contrasted these statistics with stories of real Americans struggling to make ends meet.

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How to be an Outstanding Communicator

Manner of Speaking

Federal Prose, 1948, Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina. Statistics are abstractions that leave us cold. Outstanding communicators understand the limits of statistical data – they know that in most instances it just goes over the heads of a lay audience. To most lay people, a statistic like: 50 million acres of rainforest are cut down every year, doesn’t mean too much. On hearing a statistic like this neither their brains nor their emotions are engaged.