we do hear, from time to time, people pretending to speak cute italian, as well as english and any other language, and fail miserably in using the correct word.
a brilliant article from tod bishop highlights the completely different approach to the keynote in the late speach given from steve jobs, bill gates and michael dell.
jobs' approach: short sentence, few well choosen words, accessible to everyone. this is the coo approach, that has a vision and implement it in person
gates and dell: wider word selection, tech language, more marketing oriented gates. this is the language of the big boss no longer on the field but great to sell the concept
more confused dell, reflecting the current situation of his company. this is the language of the skipper looking around to get the wind
what can we learn:
- the way you speak is the way you are
- do not pretend to be someone else cause your words will betray you
- keep it simple
- make people understand you
- world is complicated enough to give confused keynote
- parla come mangi