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Minimum Words, Maximum Impact! Minimum Words, Maximum Impact!
We live in a time of increasing information overload, but shrinking attention spans. To get your messages heard and acted on, you need to be clear, accurate - and brief!

You can explore strategies for getting maximum impact from minimum words with our articles, Paraphrasing and Summarizing and Beating Business Jargon.

Understanding how we process information can help us to deliver it more effectively. You can learn more about this with our article, Cognitive Load Theory.

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A Final Note

How often are you on the receiving end of too much information from too many people with too much to say, on too many channels? Don't be one of those people! Keep your communications selective, relevant, and to the point.

Next week, watch our new video to learn about a simple but powerful time management technique. And we guarantee you'll be reaching for the hand sanitizer as we highlight some of the horrors of health and hygiene at work!

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