Why Sandpaper Makes You More Empathetic And Other Communication Mysteries – Forbes

How to be more empathetic, or confident, or authoritative, or funny, or expert for an audience.


It’s slow, painstaking work. Take empathy, for example. How do you appear to be more empathetic? What does that mean, exactly?


Presumably, the word inspires a thought about being sensitive to the feelings of others.


  • How do you project that quality from a stage?
  • Or across a room? Is it a tilt of the head, a hand gesture, a posture, or something you say?
  • And is everyone struck the same way by your attempts at appearing more empathetic?


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