January 30, 2016

PRUNE your speech

Fellow speaker,

Writer and editor Mitch Merkin suggests you "PRUNE" your speeches after you write them out by eliminating

  • Platitudes - remove obvious observations and points that the audience already knows
  • Redundancy - take out unneeded repetition of unimportant points (it is OK to repeat important, key speech points)
  • Unnecessary words - reduce the number of words so your audience quickly and easily understands you speech point(s)
  • Needless complication - reduce complex ideas into an overall, simple, easy to understand idea
  • Excursions - eliminate the places in your speech where you wander off your point and talk about things not directly relevant to your topic and speech point
Entitled,

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
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