Andrew Neil plays snakes & ladders with Ed Balls before picking up a scalpel

Max Atkinson

That is something we cannot do with the executives, producers, editors and journalists who control and determine what we're allowed to see of political debate. Last night, after watching The Daily Politics show on BBC2, I posted a couple of tweets on Twitter that would hardly have come as a surprise to regular readers of this blog: "Just watched @afneil 'review' of #Lab11 - i.e. pitifully short extracts from speeches + long/boring interviews." "If

Famous Speech Friday: Carol Burnett's live audience Q&A

The Eloquent Woman

Go out and be yourself: Burnett''s producer had the right idea in asking her to "be yourself" with the audience before she began pretending to be someone else in the acting portions of the show.

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Publicity Tip: Five Ways to Be Your Interviewer’s Best Friend

Succeed Speaking

Usually when I speak with Robert Thompson , I’m asking him for his leadership advice — after all, he does have over 30 years of experience in the trenches as a leader, and he’s also author of The Offsite and a former member of The Tom Peters Company. (He’s

Ghostwriters: WORTH Magazine endorses us

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Leverging common business sense the piece says that putting together a book, even if it a business one, is a lot different than the kinds of reports executives produce for board meetings and white papers.  The money in ghostwriting is, no surprise, at the high end.  

Politicians and broadcasters in the UK: collaboration or capitulation?

Max Atkinson

They responded by producing one of their own that included a sequence from a speech from Margaret Thatcher which was almost a carbon copy, except that Brahms was replaced by patriotic music from Holst ( "I vow to thee my country." ), followed by similar panning shots of a standing ovation rounded off with the leader and her spouse. That is something we cannot do with the executives, producers, editors and journalists who control and determine what we're allowed to see of political debate.