Tell Them What You’re Going to Say, Say It, Tell Them What You Said

When you’re leading a meeting, running a staff event, making a presentation or speech, or writing an article, here’s the basic format to use to get it right:

  1. Tell them what you’re about to say – sum it up clearly.  Give them the big idea.  Maybe show them an outline.
  2. Say it.
  3. Tell them what you just said.  Repeat the points, sum them up so they leave with clarity.

This is a simple recipe, but it works.  The best communicators already use it.  Give it a try.

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