Speech Tip: Don’t Be Elegant (Be Simple)

Speech Tip: Don’t Be Elegant (Be Simple)

Speech Tip: Don’t Be Elegant (Be Simple)

Simple gets the job done. I get paid to be articulate. Or, more to the point, to help my clients be articulate. A temptation for speechwriters, especially those with literary backgrounds like myself, or rhetoric backgrounds, is to write more elaborately. A speech can certainly benefit from classic writing influences, but hold back. Use eloquence as a tool, not as a driver.

I’m happy to help. Contact me. Or, watch a great speech.

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