Most Oscar winners have never heard of brevity. Twenty-seven celebrities take the microphone…and don’t want to give it away. Even the orchestral play-off music doesn’t have much of an effect. The result, for millions of viewers nationwide, can be a long, painful night. What can we learn from our Sunday night experience? If you want to impress your […]
They provide context and draw the listener in. Good movie trailers get this right. Bad move trailers, like this one for the Jerry Seinfeld film COMEDIAN, miss because they use cliches or give the whole movie away.
Harvard Business Review features Joe McCormack on how to quiet a long-winded leader without losing your job. Once you’ve learned the art of brevity, it’s easy to identify BRIEF offenders in your office. But what happens when the talk-aholic is a senior leader or top client? In HBR, McCormack offers advice for diagnosing the problem […]