The colour of gravy?

Gordon Brown MP
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Gordon Brown is offering his services as a public speaker at $100,000 (£64,000) a time, it was reported last night. (The Independent)

Apparently our last prime minister has offered his ‘services’ to a London speaking agency. It seems he is interested in getting some engagements in the Middle East and Asia? His particular choice of venues surprised me?

I can’t imagine for one minute, given his skills for conflict resolution in the region, that any Arab nation would be particularly interested in coughing up good money to listen to him spout. And what about the Asia connection? Maybe he’s thinking; my track record for welcoming every waif & stray with open arms, will endeer me to the populous of the East? Failing that he could simply be following his own constant drive for embracing diversity and wants to get closer to a few nice Asian Lady Boys?

When you examine the Wikipedia definition of public speaker it says…

Presentation can range from simply transmitting information, to motivating people to act, to simply telling a story. Professional public speakers often engage in ongoing training and education to refine their craft. This may include seeking guidance to improve their speaking skills—such as learning better storytelling techniques, for example, or learning how to effectively use humor as a communication tool.

I can’t imagine what information he could offer to the prospective audiences. Perhaps he is preparing a talk entitled ‘The demise of the UK, my part in its downfall’? Maybe his forte will be the motivation of prospective immigrant action groups? Perhaps he just wants to muse about his Fcuk up in an attempt to hone his storytelling techniques? And it’s certain, given his recent fall from popularity, he will be desperate to hone his skills for effectively using humor as a communication tool.

Whatever his reasoning, c£64k per pop is nice work if you can get it, especially for a failure. It is hardly a surprise; the colour of the train’s gravy cargo is destined to remain Brown!


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