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    unpakwon is offline Senior Member
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    Default it only takes...

    Please set me clear on the following in red.

    Our recommendation: take Compassionate Communication into your work and into the highest levels of management you can reach. Show them the research, experiment with your colleagues, and remember: it only takes one effective communicator---one compassionate leader or teacher---to cause a roomful of language-based brains to resonate to the quality of your speech.

    Is this saying "one effective communicator is enough to cause all the people with language-based brains in a room to empathize with your speech, (that is, you should get the help of one effective communicator)", or "You yourself should be an effective communicator to make all the people in a room resonate to your speech"?

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    They want you to be the effective communicator.

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    Default Re: it only takes...

    How could the writer twist the sentence so confusingly to convey that simple meaning?!

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    I don't think it's particularly twisted. It's long-winded.

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    I dislike the phrase "resonate to the quality of your speech" very much. It sounds phony and I don't understand what it really means in the context. I see they used "resonate/resonance" three times in this article. (Link.)

    Here's an interesting article on the word "resonate".
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