Cutting to the Chase in Public Speaking

Cut to the chase basically means to get to the point excluding needless prelude. This phrase is thought to have originated from silent movies of the yesteryear. Silent movies, as the name implies, did not have any sound or verbal conversation. The acting was made with facial expressions and gestures. Frequently, these movies told of romantic stories that would ultimately culminate into a chasing scene. Therefore, movie makers sometimes had to cut the film short and quickly get to the “chase” in order not to lose the viewers’ interest. Let’s Continue Reading →