I'm quite analytical by nature and so I like to understand things to a high level in order to make informed decisions and recommendations to stakeholders. Consequently, I can get wrapped up in the detail of whatever I'm working on and when presenting to stakeholders I have to try very hard to avoid getting swept up in that detail.
Sometimes it can be hard to get an accurate message across if you don't go into detail but to do so risks losing the interest or understanding of your audience. About a year ago I stumbled on a TED talk by physicist Dominic Walliman who teaches children about quantum physics. From that talk I adopted a simple phrase, "clarity trumps accuracy", to remind me that it is okay to not always be entirely accurate, provided that you maintain clarity in your communications and the understanding of your audience.
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When we’re speaking about a subject we’re very knowledgeable about, we may tend to be carried away with the impulse to get everything “right.” Sometimes, though, an emphasis on the facts can occur at the expense of comprehension.