L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

These common expressions can cause listeners to think twice. By Gwen Moran If you’re looking to advance in your career, thinking about the way you communicate is a good place to start. After all, it’s a skill that’s always in demand and goes a long way toward shaping others’ perceptions of you. But a handful …

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How filler words and tiny pauses keep conversations from going off the rails. The Atlantic | Julie Beck Photo by Ian Ross Pettigrew / Getty / The Atlantic. When one person asks another a question, it takes an average of 200 milliseconds for them to respond. This is so fast that we can’t even hear …

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