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Checking for understanding

This Dan Pink  interview on Tim Ferriss’ podcast has some useful things around writing and particularly on writing speeches.

Dan suggests a useful question to ask to check for understanding

what about that doesn’t make sense

This allows people to tell you what’s wrong. Asking “Does that make sense” is the usual thing you hear, and it means people have to be mean to answer no. This means they can be helpful instead.

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