Apr 20, 2023Liked by Cass Morris

Seriously, even 5 minutes sounds like a lot but when you know and love your topic, it's a total blur.

I hate practicing, but it's good for getting timing down.

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It's so much shorter than people think! When I was working at the American Shakespeare Center, we did leadership training with folks and had them do 1 or 3 minute presentations, and they were *shocked* when we actually put them on a timer and showed them how little time that is. Some were relieved-shocked! Because it made public speaking seem less terrifying, in a "well I can do *anything* for that short a time" kind of way. But others really struggled to then trim their ideas down to the short pitch!

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I have literally watched someone's eyes glaze over when I was at a political/networking event and was talking about zoning. Whoops 😕

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