Marissa writes: I give quarterly reports to the board of the organization I work for. I only have ten minutes to recap everything, and I feel like I’m talking faster and faster to get it all in. What can I do to feel like I’m giving an effective update?
This is a really common default intention (I can tell you from years of personal experience.) And it really never helps you.
If your intention is to make sure the person you’re talking to knows that you’re right, how does that make them feel? What’s the upside?