LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: Didn’t she always tell you to “slow down”? This is great advice for presentations, meetings, or any other “group” conversation. It takes some practice, but you’ll be amazed at how more fluent you are and how much more people remember. In any conversation, people “hear” no more then 25% of what you say. And, the faster you talk the more this number goes down. Slow down. Not only do the people listening take in, or remember more, you benefit as well. When you speak slowly, it gives your brain more time to think about what you are saying – who couldn’t use more of this? One more benefit – you sound “thoughtful” when you speak slower. Who knew, Mom was right!
Listen to your Mother