Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rule of three mind map

Have you ever noticed that a lot of things exist in group of three? Did you know? The "Rule of Three" is a very general principle in speaking and writing that suggests that things that come in threes are inherently funnier, more satisfying, or more memorable than other numbers of things. The reader/audience of this form of text is also more likely to consume information if it is communicated in groups of threes. Have you ever noticed that a lot of things exist in group of three?

Did you know? The "Rule of Three" is a very general  principle in speaking and writing that suggests that things that come in threes are inherently funnier, more satisfying, or more memorable than other numbers of things. The reader/audience of this form of text is also more likely to consume information if it is communicated in groups of threes.

A series of three is often used to create a progression in which the tension is created, then built up, and finally released. Similarly, adjectives are often grouped together in threes in order to emphasize an idea (see some famous company slogan).

It's not a hazard if number three is pervasive in well-known stories, in art and in science. It's no accident that you are likely familiar with the number three in music, sport and theology. But would you have imagined that this number was really everywhere like shown on this mind map? Have a look at a couple of examples and tell me if you discover more of them ...

Rule of Three - Mind Map
Here are a couple of links where you can find additional resources about the "Rule of Three" and number 3:
The Power of the Rule of Three in Marketing Your Small Business - Stacy Karacostas
The Public Speaker: How to Communicate Better Using the Rule of Three
How to Add Power or Humor with the Rule of Three
Why Successful Speech Outlines follow the Rule of Three
How to Use the Rule of Three in Your Speeches
The Rule of Three and Music
The Rule of Three and Music - Part 2 – Orchestrating The Nutcracker
Three women at top leadership teams in each company
Wikipedia: 3 Number
Wikipedia: Rule of Three
The Book of Threes


Have you ever noticed that a lot of things exist in group of three? Did you know? The "Rule of Three" is a very general principle in speaking and writing that suggests that things that come in threes are inherently funnier, more satisfying, or more memorable than other numbers of things. The reader/audience of this form of text is also more likely to consume information if it is communicated in groups of threes. Have you ever noticed that a lot of things exist in group of three?

Did you know? The "Rule of Three" is a very general  principle in speaking and writing that suggests that things that come in threes are inherently funnier, more satisfying, or more memorable than other numbers of things. The reader/audience of this form of text is also more likely to consume information if it is communicated in groups of threes.

A series of three is often used to create a progression in which the tension is created, then built up, and finally released. Similarly, adjectives are often grouped together in threes in order to emphasize an idea (see some famous company slogan).

It's not a hazard if number three is pervasive in well-known stories, in art and in science. It's no accident that you are likely familiar with the number three in music, sport and theology. But would you have imagined that this number was really everywhere like shown on this mind map? Have a look at a couple of examples and tell me if you discover more of them ...

Rule of Three - Mind Map
Here are a couple of links where you can find additional resources about the "Rule of Three" and number 3:
The Power of the Rule of Three in Marketing Your Small Business - Stacy Karacostas
The Public Speaker: How to Communicate Better Using the Rule of Three
How to Add Power or Humor with the Rule of Three
Why Successful Speech Outlines follow the Rule of Three
How to Use the Rule of Three in Your Speeches
The Rule of Three and Music
The Rule of Three and Music - Part 2 – Orchestrating The Nutcracker
Three women at top leadership teams in each company
Wikipedia: 3 Number
Wikipedia: Rule of Three
The Book of Threes


1 comment:

  1. OMG... LOL... FYI... some other examples...
    Eat Love Pray
    Sheldon from Big Bang Theory
    Knock Knock Knock "Penny"
    Knock Knock Knock "Penny"
    Knock Knock Knock "Penny"

    BTW I enjoyed your MindMap for the Children's Chores, what a great idea & a new twist on Chore Charts. :)

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