Speaking Tips: Brief wins

If you have a choice between being brief and being wordy, which do you choose?

Maybe a better question is, do you prefer to listen to someone who is wordy, or someone who gets to the point and stays concise?

I read a post recently on this topic, and today I was providing training and sitting through some training at our Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) in Wichita. It occured to me that as I spoke on my two topics, I could have easily made both topics into full day sessions, but that is not what my audience signed up for.

It took more effort on my part, but keeping the session in time was important for a few reasons:

1. Respect my audience
2. Highlight the important topics
3. Keep the audience’s respect

Be brief…you’re audience will appreciate it.

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