When a break is too wordy, you have to rush. And that’ll usually mean you’re going faster than the song, which the listener may not consciously think about, but the ear notices.
Being concise cures this. Only do what fits, conversationally.
Follow this rule: if what you want to say won’t fit over an intro, SAY LESS. Being concise is an art. When it comes to Content, the person who doesn’t waste the listener’s time wins.
Talk radio hosts: you might want to think about being more concise, too. Beating a subject to death doesn’t work as well as a more concise, better organized statement. Past a certain point, you’re in danger of just coming across as a loud, droning noise.
The most recorded song in our lifetime is “Yesterday” by the Beatles. It’s only two minutes long.
The most quoted speech in history by an American President is the Gettysburg Address. It’s also the shortest.
The most powerful piece of scripture in the Bible is only two words long.
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