Monday, December 17, 2007

Public Speaking : Rule of Three

Using the Rule of Three in your public speaking engagements will create depth, provide a foundation, and highlight your points. Notice anything special in that sentence? I bet you do! This is an effective tool because it works for any type of speech, whether it’s humorous, serious, or sad.

Try using this tool in your next public speaking event. Follow the simple pattern, which is the first word or phrase sets the stage, the second follows, and the third deviates. This change is crucial because this deviation is what makes the set funny.

Also, when you use three, one-liners, you feed your public speaking audience members humor but not enough to weary them. Master the Rule of Three and I’m sure you’ll win the hearts of the crowd, feel confident about your presentation, and take over the world!

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