[From Parsons Associates Coaching]
Think before you speak.
Saying what you mean and meaning what you say is the golden rule to communication.
To achieve this, you must hear what you are saying before it is spoken.
This requires pausing for a moment of thought.
Analyze what you plan to say and evaluate whether it sounds like what you mean.
When you speak to someone you don’t have a backspace key to erase what you just said.