Speak no evil: seven deadly sins

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We all know how frustrating it is to teach students who refuse to listen. It’s even worse when it’s your colleagues or superiors who just “don’t get it”.

The question is: how good are we at speaking? According to communication expert Julian Treasure, there are seven deadly speaking sins:

1. Gossiping: When you speak ill of others behind their back, those listening will instinctively feel cautious around you.

2. Judging and condemning: If you roll your eyes at the guest speaker and belittle the actions of colleagues, you’re probably more drain than radiator to be around.

3. Negativity: Being ...

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