Posts Tagged ‘less is more’

More impact with fewer words. Part 3.

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The most useful advice tends to be concise. Here is an example that I found a few years ago. I was heading out to backpack in Glacier National Park and in a macho-wild-west mood. I was perusing the book section in the gift shop and I found a crisp articulation of values similar to The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.


More impact with fewer words. Part 2

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Below is an excerpt  from an email exchange I had the privilege of listening into between John Lovitt and Joe Marasco, two colleagues and friends who are both great communicators, albeit they both have very different styles. This excerpt is from Joe who is explaining his rationale for limiting himself to 1 page to express some ideas about a very complicated and context dependent topic. I won’t even tell you what the topic was and I have replaced the actual topic with a placeholder (TOPIC X).