Want To Look Smarter? Stop Sending Emails And Speak Like A Human

Think you’re saving time and looking pretty smart dashing off endless emails to your boss?

Do yourself a big favor, stop typing and talk to her instead.

A new study from researchers at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business finds that when you speak out loud, you’re viewed as more intelligent. That’s compared with someone reading a message you’ve written. (So call me and I’ll read this article out loud to you.)

“If you want to be seen as thoughtful and intelligent and someone who has something going on between their ears, it’s important quite literally to be heard,” Booth professor Nick Epley told The Huffington Post.

For this study, to be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Psychological Science, Epley and PhD candidate Juliana Schroeder had participants write out job pitches to prospective employers. Some pitches were read by the employers. Others were spoken out loud by the candidates. When the pitches were heard out loud, recruiters viewed the candidates as more thoughtful, rational and intelligent. The written pitches were not as well-received.

Though emailing and group-chatting at work can certainly feel more productive, you lose some of the benefits of spoken communication, as the research —> Read More Here


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