The Spoken Word

Mitch Schneider
December 10, 2019

The bottleneck that was created by my adventures in the Seventh Level of Computer Hell resulted in a venturi effect as my computer problems were resolved and I was able to get back to work.

That’s simply a more poetic way of saying things started speeding up almost instantly resulting in unparalleled levels of productivity as I worked my way through the logjam waiting for my attention and a computer that worked. Well, the computer works better than I imagined and I have more than enough work to challenge it!

I’ll get to that work in a minute. But, before I do that I wanted to share my profound respect for language. Both, written and spoken. You see I’ve been writing a minimum of twelve columns a year — three times that for the first eleven years — to the automotive industry for thirty-four years. That’s over 5,000,000 words not counting the eight-volume management series or Misfire: What To do When Things Aren’t Running on All Cylinders. But, I started my career speaking and that’s where my deepest respect for the spoken word and that work I mentioned a moment ago comes in to play.

The Spoken Word

You see today I had the opportunity to listen to and edit the first audio file for Misfire this afternoon and it was a treat! The same kind of feeling our granddaughter Sadie shared when she tried to express the joy she felt when one of her projects turned out far better than she could have imagined.

Well, the audio file turned out far better than I could have imagined. The words that lived in my head and finally found their way into print exploded off the page in the deep, rich, engaging words of our narrator and now I can’t wait to share that feeling with all of you.

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