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Pause!

Pause!

Are you giving your colleagues enough time to digest what you say and to ask questions? If not, give yourself a signal to pause.

By slowing down and taking deliberate pauses, you’ll be able to regulate your impulse to overshare, and your message will have a better chance of landing.

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Spending a large amount of time with someone literally causes you to pick up their habits. Choose your friends wisely.

Talk in meetings in a better way.

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