Tell it like it is

Flink, Herb
March 2007
Industrial Engineer: IE;Mar2007, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p44
The article presents a discussion on good communication skills and how it can benefit engineers in communicating technical information. Engineers are not usually able to convey information effectively because they use too much technical jargon and forget that the person they are talking to are not necessarily engineers. Furthermore, tips on how to effectively convey information as well writing tips is presented.


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