While it may not seem like it from talking to many lawyers, a very important part of the job of the lawyer is effective communication. Occasionally, I run across materials that are great examples of great communication, or even more often examples of how not to communicate. (Happily, these are often the most entertaining things to share as well!)
Without further ado, I present a video posted by Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Dish which has been described by some as the “worst stump speech ever”. Please note, I am not going here for substantive politics on the right or the left, but rather just to point out that yelling and rambling at a audience is perhaps not the best way to persuade.
I bet our good friends at The Jury Room would have some good tips on how to improve this presentation, but a good start might be volume control.
This gets even better. Courtesy of my good friend from the Washington Business Journal, Roger Hughlett, we know have the official Thus Spake Phil Davison – a Space Odyssey Remix. The music adds something special!