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Speech Transitions: Magical Words and Phrases (Flashback Friday #27)


On Fridays, we dip into the Six Minutes article archive in search of one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.

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Today’s Flashback Article

Speech transitions guide your audienceThis week, we’re reaching back to August 2013 to learn how to use speech transitions effectively.

Let’s be honest: speech transitions aren’t exciting. Nobody will quote your speech transitions after you have finished speaking. If you execute them properly, it’s likely that nobody will even be conscious of them.

However, despite filling a minor role, speech transitions are critical to your speaking success. Speech transitions smooth over the boundary between two ideas, and reveal the relationship between the words just spoken and those about to be spoken. In this way, speech transitions help your audience understand your message.

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