My Go-To Trick For Getting Shit Done

“Instead of changing your words, try changing the order in which you say them.”

There’s a well-established joke that technologists are some of the worst communicators on the planet. Think for a moment about the characters in shows like The IT Crowd or Silicon Valley, and you’ll come up with people who are smart and competent in their fields but struggle to explain even the simplest concepts to others.

Some might say that they don’t need skills of public speaking or communication as long as they have their technical ability, but in our world of rapid startups and billion dollar ideas, clear and engaging communication is as indispensable as any idea or skill if you want to succeed.

“… I call it, ‘The Ask, the Reason, and the Context'”