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The art of oratory 22

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Most audiences view short speeches as smarter, more correct, and contain more truthful information. It is imperative to comply with the allotted regulations, meet the deadline. You should learn to speak briefly.

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Faye W.C.'s picture
I learn : French (Beginner)
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I totally agree on this text! Whether I am speaking or someone else, I like simple and straight to the point.

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner)
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Thank you, Faye! I also like simple speeches.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Incredibly good point again, Oleks!

I absolutely hate long speeches that seem to go on forever (one of the many reasons I hate UK politicians - their speeches never seem to end sometimes hahaha)  and much prefer shorter, more concise ones.

 

I am a bit confused with the phrase "allotted regulations". I would change this to " it is imperative to follow the guidelines" (I associate the word "regulations" with official rules that are put in place by the government - > https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/regulation)

Also, what do you mean by "meet the deadline?" Perhaps you mean that we should ensure/ make sure that our speeches only last a certain amount of time. Would this be a correct assumption?

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Thank you, Ed! Your assumption is right. I will change the text according to your suggestions.

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