The Etymology And Greek Meaning Of… – Josh Journal
With the recent increase of public and motivational speakers around, the profession has lost its meaning, essence, impact, and quality.
Anyone with a great dress sense and big dictionary or thesaurus can now aspire to perspire and inspire those about to expire.
Do you have an idea how frustrating it is to listen to a speaker, and half their speech is telling you about the true meaning of a word?
They’ll pick a big word and break it into multiple parts, then coin another meaning to it and expect you to find that to be deep.
You climb on the stage and your first word is “do you know the meaning of…” If I wanted to know the meaning, I would have used my dictionary or any search engine.
Your brilliance is not in your ability to tell us the etymology or Greek and Latin interpretation of words.
Telling us the Hebrew and Aramaic origin and ancient use of a word is not Rhema. It is not revelation. If we were interested in that, we would have visited the library.
You are only saying all that to either sound self-important or to take up time.
When we come to listen to you, we expect it to be a life-changing experience. If your trip down memory lane is not about to be life-changing, kindly abort it.
Whatever idea you are trying to teach us about, if you take your time to prepare, you will find a way to open our minds to a new perspective.
And please, stop looking for acronyms or “full meaning” for words that are not acronyms.
S.P.E.E.C.H does not have to have a meaning for each letter. Sometimes you are just being ridiculous, and we are being polite by not laughing at you.
And for those whose schtick is saying something basic and pausing for effect, please go and get another job.
A dramatic pause does not give meaning to an empty phrase. It remains empty with and without the pause.
And for the sake of all you hold dear, be time conscious. Stop rambling along, then try to cram fifteen minutes of words into three.
Please, don’t beg for extra time too. And we are tired of hearing that your time is almost up. The time you spent complaining about insufficient time should instead be spent summarizing.
Having a PowerPoint presentation doesn’t bring life to a boring speech. The faster you can round up, the earlier you can put us out of our collective misery.
As for the clap you got at the end, it was probably to hasten your journey off the stage. We are not asking for an encore.