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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friends With Words: A Review of Joe Romm's New Book "Language Intelligence" | Rep. Ed Markey:, Huffington Post

Rep. Markey's review suggests that this new book on powerful, persuasive language is timely in a year filled with speech-making by politicians and political columns by newspaper pundits. I may have to get it!

Markey writes:
Two decades in development, mining 25 centuries of rhetorical work, Language Intelligence will help readers simplify and sharpen their skills of persuasion. Whether to sway a room the size of the Coliseum, or a boardroom filled with executive gladiators.
In the book, Markey writes, Romm discusses the "main pillars of effective rhetoric":
He scripts ways to master the metaphor, and incorporate irony. Solutions the reader can use for speeches, social media, or just winning the debate around the kitchen table.
This article is highlighted today (Aug. 17) in Garbl's Plain English Paragraphs--available at the Plain Language tab above and by free email subscription.

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