Slow Down

When I want to get an important point across, I tend to have emotions behind it. My emotions will tell me that something is important and therefore I will speak a certain way to appease my mind, feeling as though I am tending to this important goal of sharing a very important thought. I would speak faster, with more words, and with fewer pauses. In reality, this emotional speech is not as effective as I would wish and may even be detrimental. To speak most effectively, I would want to slow down and think about each point as I express myself. Fewer words, pauses between thoughts. People are more likely to listen if they find that I am choosing my words wisely and expressing them calmly and mindfully.