How do you shorten a long paragraph?
Look for ways to shorten your paragraphs by cutting sentences, phrases and words. Break it up with bullets. If you have a series of three or more items, then break them out of the paragraph in a bulleted or numbered list. Bullets not only break up a paragraph, they also cut words by eliminating transitions.
How do you shorten a speech?
How to ShortenKeep your focus on what you want to accomplish. Narrow the points you want to make — ask yourself if each of the points you included really helps your overall focus. Break your speech into sections (e.g., introduction, main point 1, main point 2…). Ask yourself if each detail or example is necessary.
How many words is too many for a sentence?
So here’s the rule: your sentences should usually be about from 20 to 30 words long. If your style is breezy, 15 words would be good. Sentences with 50 or more words should be avoided if possible. Throw in a shorter sentence now and then that refocuses, summarizes, surprises.