In a meeting in Orlando a year or so back, John said ‘Linda, can you get Roddy the recordings I’ve done on connecting, I think he’ll find them useful for the work he’s doing?
‘That would be great!’ I said.
When I got them a few weeks later, I couldn’t wait to listen to them. I put the first one in and pressed play.
Who is this talking, I thought to myself.
After a few minutes I realised, it was John! I didn’t even recognise his voice. The content was good, but the delivery, although good by most people’s standards, was nowhere near as good as he is today.
On our next 1-to-1 call I asked him about it. ‘When was that recording from John?’ I asked him.
He thought for a while then said ‘Oh, that must have been early 90s, so about 20 years ago maybe.’
‘Well ..’ I hesitated for a moment, then said ‘I feel a bit weird saying this to you, but you have really come on with your speaking haven’t...