Choose your topic wisely

Whenever writing on a given or chosen topic, make sure that you have chosen a subject people will actually feel like reading.

Do not just start telling the story of your life, but rather present facts or ideas that could appeal to anybody.

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Communication

We all like to talk smart. However, when expressing your ideas, the most important is that you make sure they reach the other person.

For that to happen, it is safer to use smaller words and less complicated phrases.

When transmitting your information, try doing this by presenting the fact as elements of a story rather than simple statistics.

Research has shown that individuals tend to remember more easily speeches than figures.

If you want to make sure that your message will be successfully received and understood, you must first know and understand your audience.

Being familiar with your audience’s preferences will lead to advantages on both sides.

Next time you write an article bear in mind that you must be as accurate as possible. Therefore, choose words that can be understood by everybody at anytime, in the same way.

And do not forget: people cannot know what you know, so why taking the risk of not being clear enough?

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Once you know something you assume others do too. It’s human nature. And that leads to bad writing.

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IDEAS

Asking people to talk and simply listening to them makes you a better conversationalist and extremely likeable.

The basics of active listening are:

  1. Do not interrupt, disagree or evaluate the other person’s words.
  2. Nod your head or make appropriate acknowledgement.
  3. Repeat back a short summary of what you heard.
  4. Inquire and ask questions, showing real interest.

The experience shared should show how it changed you in some way.

Ask yourself: What change do you want to see in your audience?

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