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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s 5 Tips for Effective Communication

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 5 min read

Engaging in discussions can sometimes be challenging—whether you’re giving a lecture in front of a large crowd or merely trying to learn how to communicate ideas better when talking to your best friend. Effective communication is about more than just verbalization: It requires focus, consistent body language, active listening, and eye contact. Communicating clearly and wisely takes practice, but here’s one basic rule to remember: People are rarely persuaded when you tell them they’re wrong.