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How miscommunication happens (and how to avoid it) - Katherine Hampsten

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Have you ever talked with a friend about a problem, only to realize that he just doesn’t seem to grasp why the issue is so important to you? Have you ever presented an idea to a group, and it’s met with utter confusion? What’s going on here? Katherine Hampsten describes why miscommunication occurs so frequently, and how we can minimize frustration while expressing ourselves better.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Katherine Hampsten
  • Script Editor Amy Adkins
  • Director Andrew Foerster
  • Animator Andrew Foerster
  • Artist Andrew Foerster
  • Sound Designer Weston Fonger
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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