December 18, 2015

It's all in how you say it...

Fellow speaker,

Speaker Frank Miller suggests there are different purposes for how you make your speech points:
  1. Emphasis - saying something once emphasizes it "That was a great idea!"
  2. Comparison - saying something twice compare two ideas "We have to make a Yes/No decision for our upcoming trip."
  3. Completeness - saying something three times makes an idea feel "complete" "Here I am, signed, sealed, delivered: I'm yours!
  4. List - once you mention four or more ideas, you are listing things "Make sure you take your coat, scarf, gloves, and boots on our Canadian Winter trip."

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
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