Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Television Becomes Poetry Becomes Speech

A curious combination of television and poetry helped change and industry.

I was having trouble finishing a speech. And it wasn't just any speech but a rather significant departure for the company. It would have one of two outcomes. Either the chemical company executive giving it would “elect to pursue career opportunities elsewhere” (companies rarely “fire” senior executives), or the speech would change the company and the industry forever.

A lot was riding on this speech. And I was having trouble finishing it. I had tried a dozen different endings, and nothing seemed to work.

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

Photograph by Petr Ktraochvil via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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