Talking about your accomplishments to others – and not coming off sounding like a jerk – means following the three basic rules of effective communication. Follow these rules, whether you are in a one-on-one conversation at a cocktail party or giving a speech to a room full of constituents, and you will chalk up another important accomplishment: acquiring the skills to meaningfully connect with others.

Tracy Benson, Founder and CEO, On the Same Page, LLC, is an industry leader helping organizations foster honest relationships and drive toward shared goals through candid and actionable communication.