Title: A Respected MIT Professor Said Your Success Will Be Determined by 3 Things. Heres How to Get Better at Each of Them Authors: inc.com Category:#articles Tags:#Communication,#Speaking Number of Highlights: 6 Source URL: https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/emotional-intelligence-mit-patrick-winston-how-to-communicate-effectively-how-to-write.html Date: 2022-08-30 Last Highlighted: 2022-07-21


”Your success in life will be determined largely by your ability to speak, your ability to write, and the quality of your ideas, in that order.”


The best speakers know how to inform, persuade, and direct their listeners. They speak with confidence and conviction. In turn, they motivate their audience to take action.


Because clear writing indicates clear thinking.


The written word has special power. It can be done at one’s own pace. It can be continually refined and improved. It influences and motivates. And as more and more work gravitates to remote, it becomes even more important to be able to communicate via writing in a concise, easy-to-understand manner.


Many experienced copywriters got started by transcribing writing from other great copywriters, as an exercise. This works because when you write, you can’t help but slow down and think. Doing so helps you to internalize what you’ve written, while simultaneously increasing your own skill. In time, you create your own style while borrowing from the best practices of others.


Finally, don’t underestimate the power of going for a walk, which can boost your brain’s dopamine levels as well as your creative thinking abilities.