More words do not add clarity. On the contrary, too many words distract from purpose. There is power in saying less because there is power in listening. When people are busy talking, no one is listening for the solution.
People who focus their energy on goals, including those who set goals for their communications, tend to get more done.
Brevity in writing and speech can give power in a conversation. Speakers (and writers) should avoid using redundancies and overusing adverbs. Communicators can shorten and strengthen interaction by using mental schemas and word associations.
Too much text on a page distracts from the purpose of the piece. Likewise, when people flood the air waves with too many words, they get distracted from the goal of the conversation.
When people listen, they tend to learn. When people are heard they tend to listen.
If people want to produce a quality outcome they should aim to simplify communications. Simplicity does not equate to less time, though short meetings hold value when the focus is on finding a solution.
People can get more from their interactions by remembering a few things:
Words are powerful, and people often underestimate their reach. There is power in saying less, and people may find power through first listening to the words of others.