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Depersonalizing the Message

When conveying negative news, depersonalize the message.  For example, instead of saying, “You failed to notice…”, consider “May I point out that…”
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4.5 Billion

The half-life of Uranium-238 is 4.5 billion years but the half-life of Uranium-228 is one-fifth of a second. So what? This is a pleasant reminder that all the f
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Dr. So What

“Destroying the illusion that you speak clearly and understand fully is the price of being an excellent communicator.” Book of the Month Flatland by Edwin A
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Flatland by Edwin Abbott

You’ll learn how to think in multiple dimensions and how to look at the world from different perspectives. Book of the Month Flatland by Edwin Ab...You’ll l
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  • Evidence

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  • Patterns

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  • Effectiveness

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  • Alternatives

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  • Ethical Impact

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