If at any point you must say, “anyway, my point is…”, you’ve made a mistake. What one says should be relevant to the point. If it’s not all too relevant, why did you say it in the first place? Meandering about without a purpose merely makes people bored, at least in terms of what people are hearing or reading. People ignore everything up to those magic words, wondering, “What’s the point?” If people won’t listen to it, it shouldn’t be said. If people will skip over that portion when reading, it shouldn’t be written. That’s a note to self to keep things focused and to the point.