President William Henry Harrison’s inaugural speech was the longest ever, 8,578 words. He gave it outside on a cold day refusing to wear either hat or coat and so caught pneumonia, and died one month later. Speakers can learn two lessons from William Henry: Remain dressed and keep your speech short.
The secret of good communication in three words.
Brevity, levity and repetition.
See brevity, levity and repetition in The DCI Minute,
one minute to read, one minute to type yet a lifetime in preparation.