Speechwriters’ Worst Nightmares
November 06, 2012
National Transportation Safety Board speechwriter Lynn McCloud Dorfman remembers “long ago in a land far away my client flung the speech draft on the floor and said, ‘This is boring!’ Then gave the speech almost word for word two days later.”
Which of course reminded us of Dylan Thomas, deep in his cups one night at the White Horse Tavern allegedly interrupting himself. “Somebody’s boring me,” he said, looking bewildered. “I think it’s me.”
Don’t let it happen to you.