“In part, because I’ve now made signifiant progress in “breaking” the Mike Jaycock Radio Speak Code. I feel like Sherlock Holmes breaking Professor Moriarty’s evil code.
I’ve studied Mike’s speech pattern for many months, including his cadence, tone, rhythm, intonations and my perception of his facial expressions (which is hard to do when listening to a radio).
So what I have learned? One example is his use of the word “Wonderful” as his “safety word”. This means it gets him out of trouble.
Here are some examples from actual interviews:
What he’s thinking; “Man this interview is boring”. What he said was , “that’s wonderful”.
On another interview:
What he was thinking: “This interviewee is a complete idiot”. What he said was, “what you’re doing is really wonderful”.
One other time:
What he was thinking: “Drop dead will you”. What he said was “Wow this is so wonderful”
He doesn’t always use his safety word, so you have to really dig to find out what he was thinking.
For example, in a recent interview:
What he was thinking was , “This woman has no clue that the WAY she says things really pisses of our audience and lessens her credibility as an important person ” . What he said was “Well thanks for coming in an straightening this out for our audience, (name withheld)”.
Phew … just when you think people don’t listen closely, someone is out there trying to crack your secret code. A code that took decades to perfect … and now it will have to be revised. If I ever get my hands on this individual he/she will be brought to justice!
I have a feeling the person who wrote this may have been in a Moscow Airport waiting for asylum in Bolivia … hmmmmm!