- Concrete Language: Use concrete language by translating concepts and ideas into specific, detailed descriptions or stories.
- Why Questions: Ask a series of at least three “why” questions to move from talking about what is important to why it is important.
- Simplify Explanation: Paraphrase the information to force yourself to process its meaning more deeply, which will make you more aware of what is needed for better comprehension.
- Focus on Audience Needs: Put the needs of the audience first. Resist the temptation to use complicated vocabulary, jargon or acronyms. Show a draft to another person who can provide honest feedback.
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