The late, great Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty) was once asked why so many people like his novels. He answered, “I leave out the parts readers skip.” Wow. Don’t you wish more business speakers took that advice? Can you?
Pause and Reflect:
Are your presentations crisp, concise, focused? Or, are they top-heavy with details, boringly ensuring nothing is left out?
Why not listen to Elmore Leonard and say just enough to keep audiences interested with a goal to get the response, “Tell me more?”
- Are some of the things we think are important not so important after all?
- How do we sort it out?
- How do we make the important parts less likely to be skipped?
– Corey Olynik