Typing to the Sound of Bagpipes

Typing to the Sound of Bagpipes

Early in my career, I worked for a man who played bagpipe music on a boom box when he was writing. He also would post a sign with a skull and crossbones on his door. I took the sign as a warning not to complain about the bagpipe music. Gary was actually a very...
Four Letter Words Are Your Friends

Four Letter Words Are Your Friends

We all love our terms of art. The define us as part of a group, and they establish our professional credentials. What they don’t do is facilitate effective communications. Speechwriters know that the most effective way to communicate or persuade is through the use of...