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A Final Note

The importance of effective communication cannot be overstated. And, as the channels for communication multiply and develop, it's a skill that will likely never become obsolete or outdated.

Next week, you can find out how to learn from your mistakes and, importantly, put those lessons into practice so that you don't repeat them.

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