With enough patience and effort I can send a whole
message clearly in just a few words. The advantages
are that the message is quickly absorbed and easily
remembered. Sometimes condensing the verbiage is
just what the doctor ordered. Some examples are:
- A diamond is a piece of coal that kept trying.
- Even if you’re on the road to success, you’ll get run
over if you just sit there.
- If you were the boss, who would you promote? Why?
- If you were the customer, would you buy this? Why?
- We like people who accept us as we are, warts and all.
- A pat on the back is a big lift when I’m getting tired.
- Even a little bit of success can make all the difference.
One message I get from this exercise is people who
form the habit of getting to the point when speaking
and writing are more effective. Rambling on when a
condensed version will do is probably caused by fear
that the audience won’t understand or won’t like me
if I don’t make it perfect.
Give them a break. Take time enough to tell a short
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