sponcirship, sponsership, sponcership, etc...
Posted November 04 2005 - 10:12 PM
How do you ever hope to attract a legitimate SPONSOR if you can not even spell it?
It pains me to go look at the resume' post and see all of the mispellings from people looking for sponsors.
It is hard enough to get sponsors, so why would these people shoot themselves in the foot before anyone even answers the door?
Sponsors judge us by the way we speak, and convey a message. That includes using proper grammar, punctuation, etc..
Posted November 05 2005 - 05:17 PM
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Posted November 08 2005 - 10:22 PM
Great way to drive home the point JayPea2005 ;D
Only wish every bass fisherman could read this post!!!
Posted November 10 2005 - 10:20 PM
Posted December 14 2005 - 08:59 AM
Yes indeed, it is quite funny.
I think it's darned sad.
Not to single anyone out for criticism or embarassment, but many folks measure a man, initially, at least, by his fluency in his native tongue, both verbally and in writing. I know that a man's true worth is in his heart, not his voice or pen, but the harsh reality is that most prospective sponsors don't want someone representing them who so lack fluency that they cannot possibly convey the sponsor's message.
I realize that some of our brothers here do quite well verbally and simply lack typing or spelling skills OR the willingness to proofread before posting. Still, those skills are of great importance as well, and must be developed and honed to a fine point. (Will I EVER learn the proper use of the Semi-colon? I doubt it! )
I'm not saying that one needs a degree in English, but one must be, at the very least, capable of fluent communication.
I note, with dismay, that "kids" of my generation are more skilled, linguistically, and, for that matter, have better "number sense", than recent crops harvested from our high schools and colleges. The decline ran parallel to the decline of discipline, respect (both for self and others,) and loss of love for God and Country that began to manifest itself in the late Sixties. See a connection?
Of course, so much as I do, admittedly, laugh my fundament off at it, "Blue Collar Comedians", such as seen on the redneck music channel, make matters worse. These guys are possum stew for the soul, but death to the language.
Give us, this day, our daily rant!
Posted December 16 2005 - 04:47 PM
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Posted December 17 2005 - 07:40 AM
Worse than having spelling errors in a post, would be to come here reprimanding those errors with reams of grammatical errors in the chastisement. Redundant superfluous eloquency is most unimpressive. Winter fever is definitely settling in.
By Golly! You are right!
I must have been in "Comma" mode and I admit that I'm not the best at mechanics. But, I can spell and express a thought with some fluency.
Someone once told me that such failings as I evidenced in my previous post were a "not to worry" matter IF you can somehow "hear" my ramblings as you read them, rather than ingest them in a purely visual manner. I hope she was right .
I still stand by my opinions, grammatical bloopers and all.
Thanks for the constructive criticism. It was warranted. Whaddya expect from a Music Major?
Posted December 19 2005 - 06:13 AM
If you're looking for a "particular" (sponsor, sponcor, spitoon, spinster) get your hands on their literature...study and respond in kind.
In kind? meaning try to use as many of their own catch phrases...sub-consciously, it's a "think alike" kinda thing...
works for me!
Posted December 25 2005 - 11:13 PM
Having a sponsor, and working for a sponsor, is a lot more that fishing a bunch of tournaments. It's not nearly as easy as it sounds.
The Sport/Boat show will be in KC starting 1/3/06. I'll be working for the local Skeeter dealer.
I have on the table at my desk a stack of paper at least an inch thick telling me all about Skeeter boats and Yamaha outboards. I also have another inch that I have downloaded off the Triton, Ranger, Mercury, and Bombardier web pages. All to get reviewed, and at least enough of it in my head to talk to a prospective boat buyer intelligently about the merits of Skeeter/Yamaha's. Being an adequate fisherman is mandatory, but developing sponsors and keeping them happy is business. It's work. I'm not sure I would want to do it full time.
I'm going to tell you what I do see, though. Our kids are not going to pot. There are thousands of bright, literate, hard working kids out there for every one of the others you read about and see on television.
I'm 59 years old, and have been a professional/executive for the last 20 or so years. I see a lot of these young guys out there working the boat shows, and I'm impressed. Lot's of these kids (I call them kids. They are the same age as mine.) are sharp, darn sharp. They write as well as I do. Most of them talk better than I do. I'm just an educated redneck.
The one's that don't you won't see on television.
The one's that can't spell "sponsor" won't make it either.