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By Elizabeth P. Tierney

ISBN-10: 0749423676

ISBN-13: 9780749423674

A part of a sequence of pocket courses geared toward permitting the reader to profit a brand new ability in exactly half-hour, this article is full of rules and recommendation on tips to increase your oral and written conversation talents.

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You may go from back to front or front to back. You may go from side to side or top to bottom. Suppose your firm has branch offices. Wanting to show them on the map, you point first to the east and then to the west or from north to south. When using a chart or graph, you may want to have the readers or listeners look at the left side first before asking them to look to the right. For most of us, it is easier to visualise spatial relationships when we are presented with a clear sequence of ideas or images.

Your objective is to know as much as possible about the person or persons with whom you are going to be interacting in a meeting, an interview, on the phone, via fax, at a conference (or even waiting in the conference room). Why? Having information about the audience enables you to tailor your thoughts to ensure that your message is received as accurately as possible. Knowledge of the audience increases the odds of your message being received as it was intended. Ask questions question s With how many people will you be interacting?

Tone is determined by your word choices, by your sentence choices, by intonation, by your demeanour, by your facial expression and by your voice. Imagine that you have been invited to speak at a wedding reception. Most likely you would be lighthearted and entertaining. If you stepped to the head table, appeared sombrefaced and lectured the newly married couple in eight- and nine-syllable words or read lengthy passages from Milton, you would startle the audience. Not that there is anything wrong with Milton, but given the setting that approach might be disconcerting.

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