“Brevity is the soul of wit.”

“Brevity is the soul of wit.”

– William Shakespeare, English playwright

585Image from Flickr by Lincolnian (Brian).

The Quotable Coach series has been running for about two and a half years: this is the 585th quote. We now have well over 1,200 daily subscribers and I have been welcomed as a guest blogger on a number of well recognized blogs such as Pick the Brain, here: www.pickthebrain.com/blog/4-short-yet-powerful-quotes-abraham-lincoln-help-grow.

It wasn’t always this way. My first attempt at blogging was pretty much a complete failure. In spite of sharing what I thought was my best stuff, we rarely even had 50 people read it. I believe that one of the reasons for this failure was that each post took several minutes to read. The Quotable Coach series, though, has been “nuggetized” to be read in less than a minute.

Shakespeare, who I’ve quoted on numerous occasions, would hopefully have appreciated the brevity.


How can greater brevity in your written and spoken communication enhance your ability to reach and get through to others in a wittier way?