I suggest to students tha…

I suggest to students that the pretend they have to pay me one dollar for each word they use, to see how many dollars they can save if they try.

Kathryn Lindskoog, author of “Creative Writing: For People who Can’t Not Write” quoted in William Brohaugh’s “Write Tight: How to keep your Prose Sharp, Focused and Concise.”

Do you think this suggestion should apply to speeches as well?

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About teachingpublicspeaking

I believe public speaking can go from most dreaded class to favorite class. I'm a former public speaking college instructor who spent years seeking out activities, assignments and examples to make the class interactive as well as educational -- they are collected here. I welcome suggestions for additions.

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