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The war for attention: How to be a skillful communicator ; by Jim VandeHei

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"Never have humans talked, tweeted or texted more words — and found it more difficult to be heard. The communications crisis isn’t confined to business or top leaders. The more noise and distraction, the more precision and efficiency matter in being heard — and remembered. Why it matters: In this era of nonstop noise, every person must be a skillful communicator. Yet most struggle at it.When communication fails, teams and ideas fail. 30% of all project failures are the direct result of poor communication, according to a Project Management Institute study.Here are a few tips from  the CEO of a media company that you can use to bust through the noise."

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As an English teacher, and as playwright I know that words matter. These days getting across a fact, or the truth is difficult. Conversation has been eroded by the screen...the unintended consequences of this ERA of NEW information technology... a subject that is something I write about often.

From this article , good sense: "The more noise and distraction, the more precision and efficiency matter in being heard and remembered."

  • "Just look at politics: Power no longer flows from position, seniority or money. It flows to those who master or game modern, short-burst communications on cable or Twitter."
  • "Teachers, preachers, small-group leaders everyone who communicates one-to-many face similar challenges in penetrating brains rewired by quick-twitch technology."

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