Every writer has a particular style when creating website content or blog posts. Many industries, professions, and occupations may demand a particular style of writing. For instance, the scientific community has an institutionalized style with mandatory features, both procedural and formal. Newspapers and new stations prohibit the use of “I” and subjective statements. Ideally, a writer’s style suits the purpose and is appropriate for the intended audience.
The same inferences can be made of speakers. Clear writing and speaking is the result of wanting to express clearly what you are thinking and skill. The best writers and speakers are able to express what they want to say without superfluous language.
Politicians are notorious for using unnecessary words, making meaningless statements, and vague or wishy-washy sentences. The Senate Committee Chairman Ted Steven once said of the internet, “The internet is not something you just dump something on. It’s not a truck. It’s a series of tubes. And if you don’t understand, those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and it’s going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.”
Here’s another…John McCain said in 2008, “Our economy, I think, is still – the fundamentals of our economy are strong.”
How about another to tickle your feathers… FEMA Director Michael Brown said during Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath in 2005, “Considering the dire circumstances that we have in New Orleans, virtually a city that has been destroyed, things are going relatively well.”
And lastly, for your enjoyment, President Bush said in 1988, “For seven and a half years I’ve worked alongside President Reagan. We’ve had triumphs. Made some mistakes. We’ve had some sex…uh…setbacks.”