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Why do dyslexics make such good communicators - 1

The 5 reasons explained:

1. Dyslexics make sense of the bigger picture.

The dyslexic brain is wired differently, so they are able to connect stories and see patterns in narratives where others may not. This makes them adept at understanding big ideas or evolving situations and explaining them to others.

Many dyslexics become skilled journalists and TV presenters, helping our audience to make sense of world events and situations which are constantly changing. CNN news anchors, Robyn Curnow and Anderson Cooper are both dyslexic.

Robyn Curnow, says: “Generally, TV news is an amazing place to trust your dyslexic instincts. You have to look at the big picture, identify the story, tell the story and create a narrative that’s simplified, so that an audience can understand the main issues.”

Like 4 out of 5 people, Robyn Curnow attributes her success to her dyslexic strengths. She says: “To write for television news is like a dyslexic dream… the sentences are simple, you’re writing to pictures and you need to take away all the useless information. It has to be the real essence of the story.”

Her ability to quickly summarise a situation, or assess the facts and present an angle, comes as a result of her dyslexic communication skills.

Thinking about his role as a story teller, CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper, says:

“A lot of compelling stories in the world aren’t being told, and the fact that people don’t know about them compounds the suffering.”

The world needs dyslexic thinking.

If your dyslexic strength is communicating, tell me how it’s helped shape your life in the comments below.

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Thank you so much!

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