a quick hack that has been immensely beneficial to me lately :
Before going into any conversation, ask :
What context am I in here?, or more easily phrased: What’s going on here?
What does the other person need? What do I wish to convey? What do I want? What do they want? How should I approach the conversation?
All of these questions change based on who you’re talking with — your mom, your sisters, your dad, your colleagues, your friends, your superiors, potential clients