Communications: Rule of Three
Many famous and effective people since the time of Aristotle have used the "rule of three" as a communication technique. Limiting your points or list to three items enhances memory of your intended audience.
 Related Best Practices
- Communications Best Practices
- Tell Them Three Times
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- Communications: Outcomes need positive not negative descriptions
- Communications: Stories help us learn and remember
- Thomas Jefferson, Steve Jobs and the Rule of 3 by Carmine Gallo, communications coach, Forbes, July 2012.
- Rule of Three (writing) on Wikipedia.
- Presentation Skills 3. The Rule of Three, Presentation Magazine.
The author of this page is Terry Gardiner
Terry Gardiner is the founder and President of Silver Lining Seafoods and NorQuest Seafoods - a medium size Alaska seafood processing companies; and currently Board member of the Anvil Corporation, an employee owned company specializing in oil and gas engineering.
His co-operative experiences include member director of the Commercial Fishermen Co-operative association; creation of legislation for the Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank; and advisor to the US Dept of Health and Social Services for the state Health CO-OPs.
Terry served ten years as a member of the Alaska House of Representatives -several legislative committee chairmanships, Speaker of the House, Chairman of the Alaska Criminal Code Commission and board member on various state and federal boards and commissions.
Terry authored the leadership book, "Six-Word Lessons to Build Effective Leaders: 100 Lessons to Equip Your People to Create Winning Organizations".