Communications Idol

Journal Prompt

My communications is Tina Fey, writer of SNL for several years and creator and star of “30 Rock.”  He book “Bossypants” is perhaps one of my favorite books out there.  It’s full of great advice for young women and communicators.

“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” 

“It will never be perfect, but perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring on live TV.”

“There was an assumption that I was personally attacking Sarah Palin by impersonating her on TV. No one ever said it was ‘mean’ when Chevy Chase played Gerald Ford falling down all the time. No one ever accused Dana Carvey or Darrell Hammond or Dan Aykroyd of ‘going too far’ in their political impressions. You see what I’m getting at here. I am not mean and Mrs. Palin is not fragile. To imply otherwise is a disservice to us both.”  

A woman who perfectly exemplifies the juxtaposition between serious and goofy, Tina Fey uses wit and humor in her writing:  writing in “30 Rock,” writing in her book.  The end result is that after I immerse myself in one of these Tina-Fey-products, I feel both entertained and inspired.  I feel a surge to become a great female communicator when I’m finally out on my own in the real world.  Being serious, sticking to your convictions and being a strong, dedicated woman are all important, but equally important are making people laugh and not taking life too seriously sometimes.


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