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    There can be no doubt that how we speak and how we appear when we speak can have a significant impact on our ability to land messages and engage listeners.

    What does land mean?
    If I make any mistakes in English, please let me know! Please! Thank you!

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    In this case it means to convey.
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    I think it goes a little further than that. I think it means to ensure that the message reaches the specific demographic for which it is intended.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    This ageing speaker of BrE did not know what that meant.

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    #5

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    When you land a message, the message is metaphorically airborne. It lands on and transmits itself to the target.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

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    I've never heard this collocation of 'landing a message' before reading this thread.
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    The number of ignoramuses (ignorami?) has doubled in the last eighteen hours.

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    Tripled.

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    Quadrupled.

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    #10

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    I recognize it only as an analogy to "landing a punch." Understood the meaning, never seen that expression before.

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