Rhetorical Questions Always Weaken the Speaker.

2nd April, 2012 - Posted by janebeard

Always. And yet, audiences hear them all the time, because speechwriters (and speakers who write for themselves) WRITE them all the time. Rhetorical questions are so 20th Century. Audiences are way ahead of them. We watch listeners deflate a little when they hear rhetorical questions. We KNOW the speech writer and speakers intend something different […] Read More