Poetry in (pro)motion – Business Speak immortalised in verse

Here in leafy Milton Keynes, England, we not only have our own Poet Laureate, but also another hugely popular performance poet by the name of Steve Crawford. Steve makes my idea of multi-tasking look like a quiet nap in the sunshine…

To quote his Amazon page he has been a … ” Photographer, Door-to-Door Vacuum Cleaner Salesman, Retail Manager, Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst, Shop Owner, IT Consultant, TV Director, Song Writer, Project Manager, Games Designer, Lead Creative Designer, Wedding Videographer, Project Leader, TV Cameraman, Film Director, Producer, Writer, Musician, Antique Dealer, Craftsman, Businessman… and now Poet.”

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Steve Crawford, performance poet and multi-careerist extraordinaire

What all those amazing activities have done for Steve, apart from earning him a varied and colourful living, is to give him insight into a vast range of business and social environments which have provided him with inspiration for insightful, shrewd, clever and often very funny poems which he performs around the UK at arts festivals and other creative events.

Here is one of them, on the ridiculousness of business jargon … Business Speak, or lovingly nicknamed “BS.” Of course.  [Read more…]

Called out for ranting on Forbes about Corporate-Speak…

When I got an email from Forbes saying I had been called out I thought I might have won a free seat at a webinar or perhaps a nice eBook. But it was a comment of mine that I had made on a wonderful article called  Why Is Business Writing So Awful? that rang their chimes. As you can imagine seeing that headline made my teeth start to grind and I went into full rant mode.

Got called out for ranting on Forbes about Corporate-Speak...

Thankfully, getting called out on Forbes doesn’t mean you have failed at hedge funds or baseball…

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