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Communicate More Effectively When Wearing a Mask

A mask can muffle. Speak louder and enunciate. Listeners can no longer watch your lips. Confirm you’re being understood (especially with non-native speakers). Slow down. Smile more—it makes you sound more attractive. Exaggerate your smile to show “eye-crinkling”, which suggests positivity. Use humor: “Can you tell I’m smiling?” Intonation—the expressive up and down of your […]