I just sat down with my morning joe on a beautiful fall day in New York to consume a little media and was so impacted by a very little thing, I had to write....we have become a society of yellers, barkers, and bitchers.
No, I am not an old man scooting you off my lawn, I am merely observing what's happening around me and quite frankly, the media we've all created is obnoxious. I "accidentally" turned the TV on to ESPN's College Game Day preview show (accidentally, I say, because I have come to loathe ESPN with their hype, hype, hyper-hype form of journalism), and the intro segment for the show blew me away. It is a large production that is silly, loud, and over-the-top.
Perhaps I'm just tired of people yelling at me. Clinton yelled at me for 18 mos., Trump barked at me...and it seems everywhere I turn, media is yelling. Funny thing is I've seen some of it rub off on me as I find myself raising my voice because of course, I think that's going to get attention the way I want.
I'm tired of yelling. Speaking quietly and in normal tones works too. I fully understand that shows like ESPN's are a production and they feel they need to entertain the consumer, but. I am just wondering how much more attention we would all get if we communicated smartly, and in a normal tone of voice.
Michael Hess is the Founder/Principal of Core 6 Management Advisors. Drawing on almost 3 decades of experience in Sales and Management, Michael shares his thoughts and opinions here for you.