So many words, so little sense.

Thursday, March 1st, 2012 by Simon Morton

Many of us (myself included) are guilty of using ten words when one will do. Whilst this undoubtedly showcases our mastery of English vocabulary (and our familiarity with Roget’s finest work), there is a point where it becomes hard to see the wood for the trees.

At Eyeful we work with our customers to produce presentation slides that are crisp and to the point.  Our presenter training encourages people to apply the same rules to their delivery.

Why is this so important?

Because choosing your words carefully can make the important difference between audience engagement and audience bemusement.

Over and above the petty language niggles that we all have (I personally believe that using the phrase ‘very/quite/totally unique’ should qualify you for a cruel and unusual punishment), we all need to remember that the point of talking is to be understood.

Words are very clever things they can amuse, misdirect, bamboozle and, if you’re really lucky, inform! If you don’t believe me, just check out the clip below.

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One Response to “So many words, so little sense.”

  1. Excellent post.. I had to look it twice to comprehend it all though, haha!

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