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Chapter 7. Communication Skills > The Benefit of Communication Skills: An Effec...

The Benefit of Communication Skills: An Effective Communicator Is Viewed as More Intelligent

Consider two technologists of equal abilities. Both present their ideas or project summaries to management. One is an extremely poor communicator. He does not understand social mores, does not carefully select words for impact, and speaks in techno-jargon.

The other is well spoken. He’s not extravagant, but he has practiced speaking slowly and carefully. He selects words that paint a picture of his proposed solution without using techno-jargon. He appears fairly comfortable, not fidgeting or unaware of his posture and hands. Even if nervous, he follows a clear line of thinking because he has learned to organize his thoughts into a presentation format.


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