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Are you a fast talker? You may be surprised at the answer.

William and Mary Mason School of Business shows you how you can test yourself

Strong relationships, motivation, building teams, managing employees, growing your company, ensuring transparency. What do these six things have in common?

Possibly a number of things, but the most important is effective communication.

Business schools are often associated with building your knowledge in accounting, marketing, finance or analytics, and they do. But they also teach the intangibles, one of the most important being communication.

Communication impacts business success both internally and externally, from management and morale to sales and service. It is also a common error to only focus on speech when considering effective communication.

Talking too fast is one of the primary mistakes made by people in business. The American mindset that “time is money” doesn’t really apply when the time is devoted to speaking clearly to a colleague, employee or client.

Equally important is non-verbal communication, which includes eye contact, body language and dress.

At the end of the day, it is often hard to know how well you are communicating without some way to test yourself, which is why this video, featuring Associate Dean Ken White at the Mason School of Business, is worth the time.

Click below to watch the video

 


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