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  •  Talkers have to talk. Deaf people talk louder (5+ / 0-)

    because they can't hear themselves. But, I suspect, some people can't perceive themselves thinking. They don't think to themselves and they don't think (rehearse) before they speak.
    They just utter whatever pops into their minds as a result of free association.
    Since all of TV is scripted, such people make good presenters because they just say what's on the screen without giving the appearance that they are reading.
    If you watch the clip of Sarah Palin as a sports news reader on TV, you can see a perfect example of the skill. And it is a skill, to be able to recite a script as if one were speaking of one's own knowledge. Actors have the ability of saying the same thing over and over as if for the first time. Stage actors, because they have different audiences, are able to give more nuanced performances -- playing to the feed-back. Movie actors have to be more precise so the segments that are filmed over many days can be edited together seamlessly -- as if the performance were in one take.
    To a significant extent, the medium defines the message. Rapid delivery creates the impression of truth because we assume it takes time to fabricate a lie. But, if someone is just "reading" from a mental or actual script, then the lie is as quick as the truth. Indeed, aural people tend to conclude that Barack Obama lies because, when he's unscripted, he hesitates between phrases and sentences and even edits himself.
    Having watched Sarah Palin's hand, we should now be aware that "speaking off the cuff" is not the same as spontaneous.

    by hannah on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 04:45:43 AM PDT

    •  Being severely dyslexic has the opposite (0+ / 0-)

      effect as verbal communications are primordial since the written word is a pain in the .....

      "I decided it is better to scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity." Nadezhda Mandelstam

      by LaFeminista on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 05:00:15 AM PDT

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