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A general purpose answer to questions of the form "How do I get better at X?" is "Do more X." In this case, find ways to practice listening to fast speech in situations that are not quite so stressful as a work assignment. Many mp3 players and media players have a way to accelerate playback. You could find relevant spoken word content (podcasts, for ...


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Nothing. This is a typical case of people reacting to their own opinions instead of facts, and ignoring that we constantly miscommunicate with each other, especially if text is the only form of communication. She is assuming that you either know the correct salutation, or that you should be able to find out (maybe you could've found out somewhere, but it ...


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I would suggest making sure you aren't thinking about anything else - no distractions, but really the only real solution is practice. If your colleagues can fully understand him but you can't, my guess is they are either familiar with his accent or dialect, or have spent more time listening to fast speakers. Spend time listening to him and trying to ...


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I strongly believe that you should go on and ignore what happened. It was a misunderstanding and it was clarified. You even apologised, so there is no point in dragging on the issue. If she gets offended so easily, she'll get offended again soon and will probably forget all about this particular time. Go to class on Saturday as any other student and act as ...


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There are a few ways in which communicating well with others can improve your productivity. The first is clarity - if you know how to communicate with as little ambiguity as possible there will be less misunderstandings or follow-up conversation on what exactly you mean. This is particularly visible in many lines of work where you have to make sure you know ...



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