How to Use the Rule of Three in Your Speeches (Flashback Friday #11)
On Fridays, we dip into the article archive and emerge with one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.
Today’s Flashback Article
This week, we’re transporting back to May 2009 to learn about a magical speechwriting technique: the rule of three.
If I had to sum up the power of the rule of three in just one word, I’d choose “complete”. When you employ triads in your writing, it imparts a feeling of completeness. Ideas which might otherwise sound awkward or juxtaposed take on a sense of balance when presented with triads.
Read the article series (of 3 articles, of course), and think how you can inject more magic into your writing:
- How to Use the Rule of Three in Your Speeches
- Why Successful Speech Outlines follow the Rule of Three
- How to Add Power or Humor with the Rule of Three