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An article published in late 2016 from Brown University and recently reported in Science Daily indicates how talking fast correlates negatively with the amount of information transferred. We often tend to speak quickly when we get up in front of a group, hoping that we utter everything about our topic. Yet, if we slow down, we chose better words and use better syntax, allowing the listeners to understand what we’re trying to say.

Next time you give a talk, try slowing down…see if that makes for a better presentation for both you and your audience.