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Communication Corner

How to untie your tongue

by Philip Yaffe

Each "Communication Corner" essay is self-contained; however, they build on each other. For best results, before reading this essay and doing the exercise, go to the first essay "How an Ugly Duckling Became a Swan," then read each succeeding essay.

Communication is not only the written word. In this installment, Philip Yaffe shares tips and exercises that will help improve your skills in both writing and speaking.

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Interview

An interview with Bushra Anjum: learning to be a generalist is valuable to your career

Interviewed by Peter Denning

Dr. Bushra Anjum is a senior editor for ACM's web-based magazine Ubiquity. Her research background is in performance evaluation and queuing theory. She is also a trained data scientist, having worked extensively with predictive analytics. Anjum, a Fulbright Scholar, has previously held academic positions in the U.S. and Pakistan, and is a keen enthusiast of promoting diversity in the STEM fields. She is a mentor at Rewriting the Code, GlobalTechWomen, ReigningIt, Empowering Leadership Alliance, LeanIn.org, Computing Beyond the Double Bind's mentoring network, and others. Dr. Anjum can be contacted via Twitter @DrBushraAnjum.

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The 7% rule revisited

October 2018
by Philip Yaffe

The whole objective of most speeches is to convey information, or to defend or rally people to a point of view. Gestures and tone may help inspire people to adopt your point of view, but is non-verbal communication truly 93% of all communication? ...


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Banishing the fear of public speaking

October 2018
by Philip Yaffe

Everyone knows speaking in public will not result in painful or permanent impairment. But public speaking seems to be an ever-present threat. However if you write well, you will probably speak well. But if you write poorly, you will probably speak poorly. ...