3 communication lessons that leaders can learn from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address #writinglegally

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History is filled with countless speeches of greatness. Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is one of those speeches that lends lessons to leaders of today. According to LinkedIn here are 3 lessons leaders can learn from Lincoln’s address.

1. Brevity

The Gettysburg Address was only 270 words long. Some of the greatest speeches are short. When you strip away the excess stuff, the “fluff” from your talk, you make it easier for your audience to absorb your ideas . It will also result in them to remember it better and more likely to share it with others.

2. Contrast

Create a gap between where you are and where you want to be. Find ways to take the status quo and contrast it with the future potential.

 

3.  Call to Action

Just tell me what you want from me. Don’t beat around the bush; just give specifics and be as clear as possible

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maureenoconnellscholastic
maureenoconnellscholastic
Posted on : 23 Jun 2015 7:08 AM

It's a thing of the past to have quantity. In today's world, it's all about quality! Nobody has time to listen to people who don't make a point. Make a point, show it's future projections and you have your audience in your pocket.

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