Improve Your Ability to Explain Clearly

Posted by amc on 08/23/2016 3:28 pm  

Improve Your Ability to Explain Clearly 

Guest Author Rashid Kapadia, Author of Necessary Bridges 

Clear writing, clear speaking and clear explaining are direct results of clear thinking. 

Clear communication is a result of clear thinking. 

Focus on making your thinking (about whatever you want to explain) very clear. 

If you try and write down what you want to explain, you may well discover that your thinking is not clear. Use the best practices of business writing. Keep it short, to the point, and get to the core message / issue as quickly as possible. 

Once you have thinking clarity on a subject matter, explanation will flow naturally. 

Good communication rests on 4 pillars: clarity, brevity, levity, charity. 

Another useful guideline / checklist for effective communication is: connection, narration, explanation, persuasion, and revelation 

While explaining, pay attention to the facial expressions of the person you are talking to. You will receive invaluable feedback on whether they are following or not. Use this feedback to modify your explaining. Don’t go on endlessly if you sense you have lost the listener. 

Anyone can do this. It is a learnable skill.


You can learn more about clarity in speaking at a Project Management Toastmasters Club! 

Project Management Toastmasters clubs are open to all, but members are predominately professional project managers. Houston Area Project Management Toastmasters Clubs are sponsored by PMI Houston and aligned with the goals of PMI International.   Certified PMPs receive Professional Development Units (PDUs) for participation.   

Visit a meeting to discover the benefits of membership! 

Houston Galleria Project Management Toastmasters 

North Houston Project Management Toastmasters 

Southwest Houston Project Management Toastmasters 

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Houston, Tx 77074 

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Houston, Tx  77064 

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The Woodlands, Tx  77384 

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