Friday, March 11, 2022


Do you know someone who makes everything seem complicated? Are you that person? In other words, don’t make a mountain out of the proverbial mole hill.

The ability to express complicated ideas simply and clearly may seem like a gift. However, it can be quite simple.

First off, you need to take into account who you are talking to. Is it your employees, friends, family, peers or your boss?

If this is “just” talking, then keep it simple and to the point. Don’t try to overwhelm people with big words or complex ideas or thoughts. This is a conversation not a presentation.

If you are making a prepared presentation, then it will be helpful to write a draft beforehand. After writing your draft, look at any complex, compound or otherwise long sentences. Is it possible to break them down into more simple sentences? Analyze particular words - are they necessary? Do they pertain to whom you will be communicating? Consider eliminating any words such as adjectives or adverbs that make your presentation more complicated but add nothing vital. Don’t interject “big” or non-essential words or phrases; instead of impressing them, you may end up alienating to whom you are talking.

Communicating, as with life in general, does not need to be complicated.

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