Good communication is a tool that needs sharpening. And, the ability to express your thoughts and ideas using clear, concise language never ends. A common error is to use too many words without editing. Professional writers express it this way, “writing is rewriting.” Reviewing your work to shorten your instructions, script or opinion.
Words mean things and when we truly take the time to review our work, we discover better words to use that deliver the goal of our communication.
A good illustration of this process is the famous Mark Twain quote: “If you want me to give you a two-hour presentation, I am ready today. If you want only a five-minute speech, it will take me two weeks to prepare.”