Using Interruption as an Effective Communication Tool
By The Eloquent Woman on November 02, 2012
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[Editor's Note: As women, we hate to interrupt. We've been taught it is rude or disrespectful. Yet, knowing how to graciously interrupt can be an effective tool for any professional woman and speaker. Here are some lessons you can learn about interrupting from the recent presidential debates. - Paula G]
What Women Speakers Can Learn About Interruptions From The Debates
In "Would you please let me finish..." linguist Deborah Tannen today tackles the second debate between this year's U.S. presidential candidates and looks specifically at interruptions as a speaking tool, since there were plenty of them in this debate. Tannen, who has published widely on men's and women's differing speaking styles and preferences, takes note of three aspects of interrupting relevant to women speakers.
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