Making the Case for Fast Talking

Fast talkers have a bad rap. There’s the fast-talking salesman and the fast talking preacher. Yet, when you or I face an audience we have too many ideas to share. We want to make meaning. Some advise that slow talking is more persuasive. Less is more, and all that. I’m not so sure. I watch Alan Richman do Beckett. I follow even if I don’t catch every word or thought. I get the drift. The clip is a rush of poet’s adrenaline. What do you think? Are these the times for fast talking?