“Now Hear This – That is All” – Your Communication Tip of the Day

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?

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