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A few weeks ago, a number of my speechwriting colleagues gathered for a phone chat about the Trump phenomena and how his election might affect our careers as speechwriters. We talked about the potential economic impact of his election, as well has how we approach our work both from a stylistic and content point of view.
We didn’t come to any grand conclusions, and our questions reflected a certain anxiety (some might say angst) about these unsettled times.
Will our …
My answer to that is “Yes, no, or maybe”. Your answer may be dictated by some of the feelings expressed in the infographic above. Here are some ground rules.
First, if you undervalue your work, you are telling the world that it has little worth. Click To Tweet And if you give it away, you are giving it zero value. In the first instance, you will attract only those who want the cheapest bargain, not the best one. In the …
During every election season commentators and speechwriters like to bring out the word “bloviate” to describe the bombast that comes out of politicians’ mouths. It seems a good time to resurrect the word since we have had recent elections in Canada, and an ongoing campaign in the US, with no end to the bloviating by candidates.
Bloviate is a delightfully onomatopoeic word sounding much like it means.
H.L. Mencken perhaps best caught the essence of bloviation when he …