Friday, September 7, 2012

Hunting, at press conferences......


      When covering a press conference or similar venue the goal is often to capture the overall arena and that moment of significance, announcement or value. Quite often the orator is brief and the moment is elusive.  Having shot more than my share, I learned most folks talk with their hands, and capturing that moment is like hunting, then shooting the prey at its most vulnerable exposure.

     The speakers,  at the Southern Economic Development Conference were no different.  All that was left was varying the background, lighting accordingly and the also elusive expression. Studying the subjects cadence and speaking pattern can be patience building but rewarding.