Crafting Your Message

It’s not what you say, but how you say it”, and that’s precisely why you will need stylistic devices in your presentation.

All throughout history great speakers have made great use of stylistic devices. Aristotle wrote about them in the 4th century BC….  Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin King, Helen Keller, Muhammad Ali, Barrack Obama, Steve Jobs, and most recently Malala Yousafzai and Emma Watson, all integrated clever stylistic devices into their speeches and presentations.

Malala Yousafzai’s famous quote, ‘One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.’ Is undoubtedly impactful and memorable, but why?

Because in this simple quote, Malala uses the Stylistic Device: Anaphora.

So, what are Stylistic Devices?

Stylistic devices are techniques that we can use to craft our message into dynamic language which can capture our audience’s attention, highlight our key points, and make our message memorable.

Adding stylistic devices to your presentation is like adding sambel to your soto. They spice up your presentation! The best part is, integrating some fantastic devices doesn’t have to be difficult.

Take a look at these 9 Simple Devices you can experiment with in your presentation.