Embellishment and editorial license

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Sally Hogshead, creator of “How to Fascinate”


What follows is my opinion from 15+ years of being on the inside listening and observing professional speakers and writers of all sorts.

Quite remarkable isn’t it?

All the advice on the web and in print. Anyone can publish anything.

Most of us aren’t writers. So we have no clue at a conscious level about embellishment and editorial license.

Embellishing is easy. And hard to disprove. So we believe everything we read.

But do these writers and speakers practice what they preach?


But there are a few.

Very rare.

PS. Posts like this come along occasionally because of their cathartic value.

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