Know Your Audience

84BC8F8E-2C46-4AC0-820D-3C015A4461E1“So did you think I was able to effectively connect with the audience with my presentation?” Harold asked.

“I think your subject matter was pretty much on target,” Joyce, his assistant said, “although I’m not sure that your somewhat venturesome style was a sapient choice.”

“Really?” Harold said, surprised by Joyce’s criticism. “Why do the think that?”

“I think in the future you need to make sure you know your audience,” Joyce said.

“What do you mean?” Harold said. “My audience was a group of mostly conservative women. I knew that.”

Joyce sighed. “I think talking about the president paying off women with whom he’s had extramarital affairs to keep them silent, reminding these women about his misogyny and abusive behavior toward women, and bringing up the golden shower allegation with hookers during his stay in Moscow may not have been wise.”

“So you think that was a liability?” Harold asked.

“As I said, know your audience.”


Written for these one-word prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (connect), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (target), Word of the Day Challenge (venturesome),  Your Daily Word Prompt (sapient), and Scotts Daily Prompt (liability).

2 thoughts on “Know Your Audience

  1. Sadje December 11, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    Good one. I like how you can talk politics in your posts without seeming to! Clever. 😃

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