The secrets to finding your digital voice

Before opening your mouth, clarify the message in your mind. As you speak, mind your body language, and take tiny pauses to prepare the next points.

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In the working world, your success comes from your ability to speak and to persuade.

Effective communication is paramount. Even the techies agree. The message coming out of Silicon Valley is that human communication matters even more than code. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner said at a Wired forum on the future of work that communication is one of the key skills gaps of the future. He stated, “As powerful as AI will ultimately become and is becoming, we’re still a ways away from computers being able to replicate and replace human interaction and human touch. So there’s a wonderful incentive for people to develop these skills.”

The arrival of COVID-19 has meant that suddenly all communication is digital. As we work from home, we spend our lives communicating through the pixels on video conference calls rather than across a meeting room table. Our success at work now depends on our ability to inspire our audiences through a screen.

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