During Question Period in the House of Commons, opposition MPs usually squeeze all they can into their 30 second slot. On Nov. 5th, Thomas Mulcair did a little something different in his follow-up question for John Baird. The rest of the House is used to hearing their colleagues drone on. They often use a fast rate with no pauses and limited intonation to get it all in, and we have to work pretty hard to follow their message. Mulcair’s unexpected approach makes everyone take notice.
Changing it up attracts attention. Sometimes, less is more. So if you find yourself droning on like a politician in Question Period, pause, and use a short phrase to focus your message. You’ll get your listeners back.
Ok, I’ll pause now, and say a short phrase. Watch this: