Ten Tips for Better Communication

Allen Faulton
Mar 28, 2020 · 11 min read

The Modern Survival Guide #109

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The Basics of Being an Effective Communicator

#1: Speak and Listen

#2: Ask Questions

#3: Tell Stories When You Can

#4: Be as Concise as You Can

#5: Stay on Topic

#6: Speak Linearly

#7: Be Interesting

#8: Be Polite

#9: Be Prepared

#10: Know When to Stop

Ok Great, Go Practice

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