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Jargon: Just Say No. (DGtC #28)

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Make a human happy—speak to be understood

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No matter what organization you are in, there are choices to be made about how you talk with the people around you. No matter what gathering you attend, you speak to communicate or you speak to impress.

We’re never rid of rhetorical flourish and persuasive intent, but can we at least work at speaking to be understood?

You don’t have to be obscure, you know—choose your own space on the continuum.

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Dumb Sketch: Kirk Livingston

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  1. Speak to be understood – and listen to understand. Great message!

    Sand Salt Moon

    May 4, 2015 at 12:42 pm

  2. […] Countless writers talk about kill your darlings and omit needless words and how nearly anyone can write to confuse. But the real artist takes a meaningful notion and makes it clear to someone else. And this: we are […]


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