Communications Insight For More Inspiring Leaders Why Speak in Shorter Sentences?

Why Speak in Shorter Sentences?

 29th Sep 2022

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Why speak in shorter sentences?

It’ll force you to slow down.

You’ll reduce & identify filler words more easily.

You’ll simplify the grammar.

Particularly helpful if you’re speaking in a second or third language!

So try keeping those sentences short.

Especially when saying something important.

You’ll be punchier too.


Simon led by example and provided clear tips on structure, inserting words, leading with stories and stance. Now I can sense the distinct uptick in engagement in a room of diverse nationalities and backgrounds... prepare more comfortably around my key messages and theme.


Tarun Varma | Pershing Square Scholar, University of Oxford, 1+1 MBA, MSc Child Development and Education Fellow 2011, Teach for India

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