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How to speak so people will listen - Julian Treasure


 Having conversations with people in a key social skill. As a Catholic speaking with others, how you present yourself and Catholicism matters.

I love the fact that the presenter highlights "dogmatism" in discussions and the difference between fact and opinion.





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