Communications

How many cliches can you fit in 140 characters?

National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation revisited civil discourse today. Of course front and center in that discussion is Representative Joe Wilson. This isn't about him, however.

A caller spoke for what seemed an eternity and managed to string together an impressive collection of cliches. So loosely connected were the ideas that it seemed (and maybe it was) an advertisement for Bing. Thoughts mingled as they do and I came to ponder two things. One is the challenge of how many cliches can one fit into 140 characters?

Best and worst of 2006

The 10 best and 10 worst communicators of 2006 is worthy of reading if one is the least bit interested in communications. In this post Bret Decker outlines not only the best and worst communicators of the year but offers a thought or two about what makes them great.

One of my favorite lines is the coining of the name The Mice Pack. "Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Nicole Richie are beautiful young women who don’t have a voice, even though some of them can sing. And when they speak – only the paparazzi listen," Decker's post says.

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