Use the wrong word in a serious discussion and it can turn into an argument.
Use the wrong word in your attempt to make a sale and chances are you won’t close it.
Use the wrong word to make your point and the perception will be you’re a bumbling idiot.
Humans have been communicating in one form or another since the beginning of time. We express our feelings and thoughts in many ways, but primarily we communicate with each other through words that are spoken. The power of communication is what sets us apart.
There is no denying the power of the spoken word. The discourse we find our political system in today prompted me to sit down with Spoken Word Artist, Venus Jones, to discuss how to bring civility and inspiration back to the conversation. I believe you’ll learn something and enjoy this chat with Venus as she not only explains the power of the spoken word, she performs a powerful live reading for us.
The spoken word is a form of poetry that often uses alliterative prose or verse and occasionally uses metered verse to express social commentary. The spoken word and its most popular offshoot, slam poetry, evolved into the present day soap-box for people to express their views, emotions, life experiences or information to audiences. The views of spoken word artists generally encompass frank commentary on religion, politics, sex and gender, often taboo subjects in the world of contemporary academic poetry.
Enjoy the performance and conversation with Venus. It’s… - remind me the word I’m looking for?
That’s right, the power of the spoken word is indisputable.
Time to Get Involved, Get Loud & Think on the Brink