Getting Over Yourself

November 20, 2013

Two hours at Gettysburg vs. 2 minutes from Lincoln

Filed under: Observations — Barbara Rocha @ 10:27 am
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And here’s yet another example of “less is more.” Edward Everett spoke for 2 hours at Gettysburg and I’ve never heard a word about his message — and you probably haven’t either. Yet, the 2 minutes of Lincoln’s Gettysburg address lives on.

So, when you have a presentation or speech to give, go for brevity and making your point rather than impressing them with your oratory or how hard you worked on your speech. Just think of the best way to move this audience to action. And shorter is usually a better bet.


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