William Penn, English religious leader, wrote: “Speak properly, and in as few
words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation,
but to be understood“(Penn, 1909). Evaluate his statement in regard to what
you’ve learned about communicating effectively.
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Barrett, D. (2011). “Leadership Communication”. Third
Edition. McGraw-Hill Irwin Publishing. New York, NY.