Know Thy Audience
Any time you try to communicate a thought to a person or group of people you should follow the first and most important commandment of communication: Know Thy Audience. Your kids don’t need to hear how brake pads need to be replaced. They need to know you took the time to get the car fixed so you can take them to the beach. The same applies to business communication. Don’t get caught up in jargon. People don’t need or want the technological process that produced your new widget. They want to know how this new widget will make their lives and/or jobs better. Always think of your audience and tell them what THEY want to know. If they want technical specifics believe me, they’ll ask.