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In the right mood, the act of placing a simple full stop . can be invigorating. Or as some will have it: a period. (period)

I wish more of my voiceover clients wanted carnal relations with full stops. I know they are engineers and revel in the hierarchical nature of holons (which they isolate by commas), and the 'take a deep breath' cascade of sub-clauses, but a lifetime of getting the Lee Marvin school of voice talent has left me short of breath. Go Hemingway, I tell them.

But no. Scripts circulate endlessly in organizations. They are written. The corrections are written. At no point does anyone read the script aloud and realize how stupid it sounds. "Hemingway stays in the cabbage", to paraphrase a Finnish expression: cabbage being brain. As I am fond of pointing out: speaking as a lawyer is guaranteed to ensure your message goes in one ear and out the other. You can show how clever you are, or communicate.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Jan 9th, 2013 at 05:04:45 PM EST
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