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The Impact of Brevity


Take Action This Week

1. Audio record yourself at least five times this week. Listen to your playback.

  • What are your filler words and phrases?
  • When do you say too much or take too long to get to the point?
  • Where in your message can you pause longer?

2. Ask someone you can trust to interactively coach you when you use filler words or you don’t pause.

3. Write your filler words and the word Pause in your meeting notes, visual aids or at your desk to remind you to communicate with brevity.

4. Drop me a note to share the action steps you will commit to this month to communicate with brevity. 

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