Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thursday morning open thread

Tell us what's bugging you


Johnny Action Space Punk said...

I'll start. April McGrath did an interview with WEMU this morning on Ypsilanti's business plans. For her part she said nothing. Just the usual 'business-speak'. April if you're trying to communicate to the listeners and residents, spell it out what you're doing. BE SPECIFIC. Let us think you really have plans and aren't just playing buzz word bingo.

You weren't very clear at all and the Sarah Palin imagery was running through my mind.

Anonymous said...

The city of Ypsilanti Economic Development Plan starts on page 3 of the 10/7/2008 city council packet. A quick radio interview doesn't do it justice.

By the way, I've known April McGrath. I've worked with April McGrath. And Sarah Palin is no April McGrath.

Paul Schreiber

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

Fair enough Paul, but the sound bytes she gave made it sound like more of the same. In times like these use SPECIFICS. TELL us where we're going.

I'm not questioning her capability, I'm not. It just sounded like business speak that we're so used to.

Buzz word bingo STINKS. Like you said, she's much better than Palin, but express that.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

Example, in reading the Page 3 portion, she could say HOW we'll improve and diversify tax base.

Explain in two or three sentences some EXAMPLES of HOW we get this done.

Don't give an overview, pick something specific.