William Penn, English religious leader, wrote: “Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood“(Penn, 1909). Evaluate his statement in regard to what you’ve learned about communicating effectively. Penn, W. (1909). Fruits of solitude. Vol 1, Part 3. The Harvard Classics. New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1909-14; Bartleby.com, 2001. 200 words Barrett, D. (2011). ‘Leadership Communication’. Third Edition. McGraw-Hill Irwin Publishing. New York, NY.