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Explain Less to Keep People Engaged and Listening to You [Communication]

Few things are worse than being in the heart of a conversation and realizing your audience isn't paying any attention to what you're saying. If you have the tendency to over-explain topics when people get disinterested, Forbes recommends you dial it back a bit and actually explain less. More »
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