Ling's Theory of Balls
Rule 5: "Talk Balls"
As a young parliamentary candidate in 1992 (before the World Wide Web transformed politics) I would receive pages and pages of paper 'briefs', through the post, from Conservative Party Central office on topics ranging from local planning to the need for the nuclear deterrent. Although, not a robotic candidate, I would recite their central premise when asked questions at debates in my constituency (when I had children of my own I realised how silly I must have sounded prattling, dryly, on and on about education). On most topics however, 'talking balls' was both expected and part of my job. The experience has held me in good stead ever since. Nobody succeeds in life by either consistently staying quiet or speaking all the time. Improve your vocabulary and learn to speak up and make an argument when you care about something and it is sensible to do so. Talk some Balls. To see the TOB in full visit: www.GarysBalls.com