It’s been about 9 years since we opened up Articulation. Which means hundreds if not a thousand talks we’ve watched, coached, edited, coached again, reviewed, shared and more. It also means that it’s time for a little fun.
As many know, we call out behaviors, never names. And our campaign that we are launching today “Talk Like Someone’s Listening” is exactly in that spirit. We’ve picked 9 behaviors that despite repetitive, deafening coaching, people still do them and they still drive audiences crazy.
The first one addresses how many points can you fit into a talk? Our answer always, always, is THREE. No one can remember more than three as a speaker or listener. Most of the time, it’s the fault in lack of preparation that results in too many things to say, to remember, to repeat… just stick with three.