Dustin Hoffman On Communications

Political genius, Dustin Hoffman, is unhappy about the way politicians speak. They hire professional writers and coaches who tell them when to turn this way and when to turn that. And they read their lines from invisible prompters.

I hate it too, mainly because many of these guys aren't good actors and plod robotically through their scripted routines.

Dusty doesn't like it for a different reason. It's deception. He'd rather they all spoke like real people many of whom are so excruciatingly boring that no one can bear to listen to them.

Listen, genius actors, if there's something wrong with political communications or corporate communications, it's not that it's well-delivered. It's that it isn't true.

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