We had lunch on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point in Charleston a couple of days ago. There was an announcement over the speaker inviting all to lunch. It was simple:
“Now hear this. Lunch is available at the C.P.O. Mess. That is all.”
I never served in our military, but I remember this phrasing from movies – especially Mr. Roberts. “Now hear this… That is all.” How clear, how simple, how compelling. “Now hear this-that is all” means :
“Listen to this… Ok – I’m through; you can quit listening now.”
Are your communications, your presentations, your emails this clear?