It’s a question that many people have heard before: How can I improve my communication skills?
If you are at your best in writing, you can’t improve without improving your speech.
That’s what linguist Elizabeth C. S. Brown and her colleagues at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been finding for years.
Brown’s study of more than 500 people, published in 2014 in the journal Language and Communication Research, looked at how well people could convey what they were thinking and feeling in different ways.
They found that people with the best articulatory skills were able to communicate in ways that were far more effective than those who were less expressive.
“It’s about how you communicate with people and how you convey information,” said Brown, a professor of linguistics and cognitive science at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Brown says people who are fluent in one language can be very good at communicating in another, and this is one of the main ways that we communicate.
“We have to communicate with others in a way that allows us to get the information that we need and that we want,” she said.
Brown also said that people can learn how to communicate better by working on their speech and writing skills.
In the video below, Brown shows how to improve your writing skills with the help of a professional.
This video shows you how to get started in one of three ways.
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