From the power brokers to Everyman (and Everywoman), folks are back on their feet again. Delivering in-person speeches and presentations. The world had tired of podcasts, webinars, and online videos via YouTube. And we speechwriters are back in business.
So, the time couldn't be better for this blog to be honored by the Masters in Communication. It has been singled out by Masters in Communication as an online resource for public speaking. In announcing how we are being recognized, Masters in Communication notes:
"While the words 'public speaking' might call to mind enormous crowds listening to a State of the Union address, the reality is that public speaking is much more nuanced and diverse, and everyone will have to do it in some capacity during their lives."
Along with the text and talking-points outlines, speakers are increasingly asking us for coaching. Yes, we can do it, even though we might not have hung out a shingle offering that as a defined service. Speakers want to sound "authentic." So, it's our responsibility to not only align the tone and words to making them real. We also have to hone in on facial gestures, body language, and even attire. They are wondering: Should they dye their hair?
No, this isn't along the lines of T. S. Eliot's J. Alfred Prufrock, who ponders if he should eat a peach. Instead it's all about having nothing in the way between the speaker and audience. Would too much gray put the audience off? Is excessive gravitas scary? And is a designer suit too over the top?
This blog thanks Masters in Communication for selecting us as a quality act. After all, it's all about performance art.