Today I taught a music class for a group of 2-year olds.
One of the songs they like best is called "Me, You, We."
Each verse contains three lines of one word each:
That's it. Really.
And the kids love it! Why? Because it's so easy to remember.
Today I realized that even at the tender age of two, people respond to the Rule of Three.
People remember things much more in threes than they do in twos - or even one. Me, You, We is especially memorable, as the words in each of the verses connect to each other.
From the Green Room: Whether you are speaking for 30 seconds or 30 minutes, remember the Rule of Three.
Break down your speech into three distinct points.
Even better, find a thematic way to connect your three points to each other.
(e.g. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow; Stop, look, listen; We came, we saw, we conquered)
It's simple, it's clear, and it works!