#0197 Have a Point

“And by the way, you know, when you’re telling these little stories? Here’s a good idea – have a POINT. It makes it SO much more interesting for the listener!”

This is one of my all-time favourite quotes from the movie Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Steve Martin’s character (Neal) goes off at John Candy (Del) in a motel room.

It was at the end of a long rant where Steve had been pushed to the edge and let it all out.

The point of me sharing this is twofold. It is a hilarious part of the movie and superbly executed so well worth looking up again and enjoying.

The second part is to remind you to keep things simple in your communications.

A singular point is far more likely to be understood, considered, pondered and maybe even acted on when too much info, or too many themes is in danger of being confusing and then ignored.

Keep it simple, make your point obvious.

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