Public speaking: Keeping it simple doesn't mean you're stupid

Keeping it simple requires confidence and humility
Keeping It Simple Doesn't Mean You're Stupid

Simplicity in speeeches and presentations

 

One should choose the simplest explanation of a phenomenon, the one that requires the fewest leaps of logic.

Of each particular thing, ask: “What is it in itself, in its own construction?”

Marcus Aurelius

Simplicity

 

One should choose the simplest explanation of a phenomenon, the one that requires the fewest leaps of logic. Or with other words; “Keep it simple, stupid!”. Good old Albert Einstein meant; “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.”

 

Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.

C. W. Ceran

 

Instead of buying the book with the title How can I sound sophisticated and irritate my audience choose simplicity. The truth is that keeping it simple requires confidence and humility. We can all benefit if we can recognize that we don’t have to talk like a super genius to be seen as intelligent. There is a tremendous genius in our ability to keep it simple. Don’t ever forget that many of the world’s most difficult problems have been solved with the simplest solutions.

 

 

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Do you sometimes wish others would explain complex concepts in a more understandable way?

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  1. Yes, every day!

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This article is a short excerpt of the more comprehensive course materials my clients receive in group or individual training or coaching.

First published: June 21, 2008
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: April 23, 2019
Translation: April 23, 2019
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