Leaner, Smarter Speech: 3 Quick, Clean Cuts to Make

Pretty, young business woman giving a presentation in a conference/meeting setting (shallow DOF; color toned image)

  1. “I’d like to start by saying…” Just say it.
  2. “To make a long story short…” Just summarize.
  3. “I’m like…” To describe a reaction, try: I noticed; I thought; I felt; I said; or It seemed…