Learning from E.B. White’s The Elements of Style to Better Your Presentations

Below are the 5 Staples of Storytelling from The Elements of Style which I read from ethos3.com blog. Let me give you snippets of these helpful pieces of information that can help you with your presentations.

“Choose a suitable design and hold to it.” – It’s like Stephen Covey’s “Begin with the end in mind.” Know what you want to happen at the end of your presentation so you can craft it accordingly.

“Use the active voice.” – This makes you sound more confident and makes your speech more effective.

“Use definite, specific, concrete language.” – Make your words capture real life pictures that your audience can resonate with.

“Omit needless sentences.” – Get rid of the unimportant sentences. The  more straightforward you are, the more effective you will be as a presenter.

“Be clear.” – Don’t beat around the bush. Say what you want to say.

 

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