Two people in real life today impressed by my argumentation skills. A result of many years of experience. thinking and practice online.
I always had a "talent' for argumentation. I won prizes in Impromptu Speaking in English as early as high school. I used my argumentation skills when discussing complex issues in policy committees at a European organisation in Brussels.
But I developed my ability to say/argument/syllogise on policy, business and many other issues, only in the last 10 years, after intensive daily monitoring of world developments, reading, watching films, hard systemic/analytical and creative thinking and practicing the ability to put those in action, to argument in a way that is both meaningful and "catchy", via years of training in online forums and in the last three years, on Twitter.
Now I have it down to a skill that I can deploy day in, day out, as a Twitter/blogpost follower and real life friend recently observed.
Is that a skill that is market needed?
Not sure. Not applying for politician jobs. Maybe it even gets in the way of me being appealing for a think tank/research and analysis job. Maybe.
Will get back to you on that one.
PS. What the friend noted the other day (recently) is that the point I make after all this hard work, are a) to a larhe extent "pre-produced"/"pre-thought" as in "pre-cooked" and b) that they are appealing or even funny/humorous but they contain much essence, Yeap, that is the "product" I work hard for years to develop!
This blog contains content I produced between 2000 and 2012. For my output as of 1/1/2013, go to the blog: http://nickpstrategy.blogspot.com
- Left and Right, but where is the Center?
- 2012 Review: US vs EU models (dreams vs quality of...
- 2013: What the times call for is for governments t...
- From my personal diary; Thinking is hard work
- Lobbying is so 20th century
- End of what?
- A serious fundamental flaw of the EU single market...
- The key to the EU and its single market
- Competitiveness: In search of balance?
- Euro Fringe
- Merkelian logics
- Scylla or Charybdis in modern economics
- 11 day (fin) virus
- Management and HRM: Chains, links and what's wrong...
- Decision making in 2012: Plan vs Strategy
- ▼ December (16)
- ► 2011 (260)
- ► 2010 (247)
- ► 2009 (686)
- ► 2007 (24)