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Being Brief is Being Wise

“It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” — Friedrich Nietzsche.

It can get tedious when listening to an extremely long speech, and not only that, but it also strains your brain. The same applies to books, sermons, and advice. Keeping it simple and straight to the point is a trite phrase that most folks underrate.

‘We don’t need all that information, is a clause that runs in our minds most of the time when the talk is prolonged.

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I find this as a skill that most of us need to foster in our lives and especially in our professional spaces. Most studies show that the average adult has an attention span of 20minutes which is getting smaller with the upsurge in sources of information around us.

We are usually tempted to speak at a length in an attempt to prove credibility. Well, this may seem like a good strategy and especially in a debate contest, but, eventually, people tend to tune out and lose grip of what is being said.

Incorporate this skill in your presentations and conversations and make it easier for the listener to take in and comprehend your utterances. It not only saves time but also helps you not leave out the key points.

“The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending and to have the two as close together as possible.” ―George Burns.



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