I am a great admirer of Abraham Lincoln, and one reason I am is because he came to the point so quickly. He was a master of brevity. He made the most famous address in the history of the world. The man who preceded him to the platform spoke for two hours. Then Lincoln spoke – for exactly two minutes.
Overtalking is one of the worst of all social faults.
Whenever you become conscious of talking too long – stop! “Set Off the alarm clock” on yourself.
A salesman cannot know too much, but he can talk too much.
I don’t mean we should be abrupt. We quickly resent the person who is abrupt; but we admire the person who is brief and to the point.