Love this piece by Mr Teachout from the Wall Street Journal via the brilliant Fetch on the crisis of the shorter attention span and the value of knowing how to cut to the chase. It think" Get to the Good Part is my favorite new phrase" for public speaking clients!
Get to the good part.
"The latest alleged trend to set the world in a tizzy is the Crisis of
Shorter Attention Spans, a dire development that has been brought about
by the rise of the Internet. Or texting. Or iTunes. Or Twitter. Or
whatever. I find it hard to get upset about this existential threat to
Western civilization, though, perhaps because I'm part of the problem.
My attention span is much shorter now than it was a decade ago—and
that's just fine with me. READ MORE