Politically Correct: a start

This was a term that was "bandied about" during most of the more-than-a-year fiasco that seemed to be a presidential campaign ("presidential campaign", itself being a rather politically correct term for what the world was forced to endure for over a year). During that time, though, no one really bothered to tell us just what … Continue reading Politically Correct: a start

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Objects in the rear-view mirror: Lincoln vs. Trump – Introducing Their Themes

  Continuing from that earlier discussion of the differences between Lincoln-style and Trump-style public speaking, I'd like to take a look at some of the language used by each of these Presidential candidates in their attempts to swoon their listeners. Before that, though, I would like to briefly talk about the actual writing of the … Continue reading Objects in the rear-view mirror: Lincoln vs. Trump – Introducing Their Themes

Objects in the rear-view mirror: Lincoln vs. Trump – Public Speaking at its best and worst

At least back when I went to junior high and high school, one of the most important aspects of participating in a political process was a candidate's capacity for communication, usually manifested through public speaking (speech writing and making). The main way that a person running for office could humanely get his/her ideas across to … Continue reading Objects in the rear-view mirror: Lincoln vs. Trump – Public Speaking at its best and worst

Exposing the lore 02: “Write at an 8th grade level for everyone”

((.39(total words/total sentences)) + ((11.8(total syllables/total words)) – 15,59 Anyone out there remember applying that formula to your writing as a sophomore or junior in high school English class? That's the Flesch-Kincaid grade level writing evaluation formula. If I apply this formula to this paragraph from my introductory post on Internet Content Lore (ICL): That … Continue reading Exposing the lore 02: “Write at an 8th grade level for everyone”

Exposing the lore 01: “Know thy audience”

  This is, for me, an important piece of ICL (Internet Content Lore) that needs to be discussed a bit. I'll break it into two parts: "Know they audience" and "Develop thy audience". “Know thy audience” In certain types of content, it will be necessary to know who will most probably be reading your material. … Continue reading Exposing the lore 01: “Know thy audience”