It can help you build momentum and capture an audience’s attention.But when your repeated phrases take the form of a “drill-down”–a rapid-fire succession of questions–whatever power you were hoping to convey just becomes off-putting and abrasive.
It’s sometimes easy to send a message you never intended to.
Going on the road to try and capture three points, or even to salvage a draw, is never an easy assignment in soccer.
” As your energy builds, the air of wonderment can become too intense and overwhelming.
So avoid the machine-gun repetition and instead of drilling down into the problem or idea you’re considering, recognize that less is more.
Years ago, in fact, a client approached me for help making better connections with his audience.
I thought he looked attractive, but as I watched him speak I realized his face wasn’t registering emotion.Or maybe it’s the reverse–you’re a comfortable speaker, and it’s just that you haven’t given your expressions much thought when you speak.So wearing a blank expression is just a habit of yours.You might start with one rhetorical question like, “We looked at the data and wondered, why is that number x?” then follow with, “and why is Why was there this disconnect?A better approach to that last example might be, “We looked at all these data points and wondered what they meant altogether–where were the broken connections?