The Debut of “Talking Points with Nolan Dalla” — Episode 1 on Writing, Media, Sheldon Adelson, Politics, and Campaign Finance
Today, I’m trying out a new idea. I’d really like your feedback.
Several people suggested that I try creating a video edition of my daily rants and writings. In other words, instead of writing an essay, instead just step in front of a camera and start talking.
Well, I decided to give this a try.
No script. No plan. No agenda. Just talk.
What follows is an unrehearsed and unedited clip that runs a ridiculously long 32 minutes. I decided to call it “Talking Points,” although from my rambling I often don’t seem to have one. A point, I mean.
In this debut clip, I discuss the following topics — writing, the media, Sheldon Adelson, politics, and campaign finance. There’s nothing fancy here — no special effects, nor graphics, nor notes. I just sat down in front of the camera last night with a glass of wine and launched. Some might call it a misfire.
I have no idea if anyone is interested in this new concept. It does seem long to listen to someone talk non-stop for a half hour. But if there’s any support for the new idea, I might start doing a video like this once per week. Ideally, I suppose I’d like to talk about current events or other hot topics. Whatever comes to mind.
Please let me know what you think. Please understand — I’m not fishing for compliments. I just want some honest feedback and find out if regular readers want to see more videos like this posted here at the site.
Here’s the very first “Talking Points.”