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Every audience appreciates it when a speaker is organized and easy to follow. A great way to help listeners follow along is by using clear transition statements between main points. In my experience, most speakers’ transitions don’t stand out enough and listeners miss them. As a result, one main point tends to blur into the next.

If we are too smooth when we speak by using phrases like “another thing” or “and that leads us to,” most listeners will not notice we have moved on to our next point.

When speaking, transitions have to be obvious and clear but still sound somewhat natural.

See the video for four tips on how to use transitions and signposts.