Justin Bariso wrote an article for Inc. titled A Respected MIT Professor Said Your Success Will Be Determined by 3 Things.  MIT professor Patrick Winston: “Your success in life will be determined largely by your ability to speak, your ability to write, and the quality of your ideas, in that order.”

« The ability to speak »

« Ask: How much does my audience know? If you know a lot about a subject, it’s easy to talk over your audience’s heads. In contrast, if your audience is well-informed, it’s easy to bore them. »

« Get excited… And if you’re the type to get anxious when speaking to others, try to channel that nervous energy into enthusiasm.   »

« Slow down. The problem with passion and enthusiasm is it causes you to speak faster. But again, you have to remember your audience: That means slowing down to a pace they can absorb.   »

« The ability to write…  Because clear writing indicates clear thinking.  »

« The quality of your ideas. The ability to generate high-quality ideas begins with consuming high quality ideas, first… Deep work also means you need to stop multitasking… Finally, don’t underestimate the power of going for a walk, which can boost your brain’s dopamine levels as well as your creative thinking abilities. »

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