Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr

by Robin on August 30, 2013

On the 50th anniversary of the ‘I have a dream’ speech, it seems fitting to think about oratory and speaking in public in order to build support, to enable and drive change, to persuade and challenge.  It would seem to be a skill which has gone out of fashion.  Recent news events suggest we could certainly do with some oratorical skills, along with the associated passion without which florid speech seems fake.

We are, however, bedevilled with clichés and jargon.  The apparent inability of politicians and experts to speak without relying on these meaningless verbal tics is a cause for despair in my latest blog on Trainingzone.  Read it here

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