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June 9, 2006

The Art of testimonial writing

Filed under: Humour — Teal @ 10:29 pm

This is a part of the awe-inspiring discourse given by the great/ unsurpassed /Sri Sri Sri Tealananda B.Tech IT B-) … And let me tell you, most of the great gurus out there are technically qualified too…So here goes moi percept of testimonial writing and all of its intricacies… And yeah, the logo was designed by me too! 😀

A Testimonial is:

Noun: ‘testimonial’
a. Something that serves as evidence
b. Something given or done as an expression of esteem
c. Something that recommends (or expresses commendation) of a person or thing as worthy or desirable
Adjective: ‘testimonial’
a. Expressing admiration or appreciation
b. Of or relating to or constituting testimony Courtesy: WordWeb 😀
At this point it becomes essential to mention that Tealananda is in no way affiliated to WordWeb whatsoever.

A Testimonial is written because:
You are bored.
You want some one to write something just as nice [or in some cases, just as damaging 😛]
No, NO. The call for a good testimonial doesn’t make one a needy loser! 😉
[At least not in Orkut , eeshhkk … people have written some really nice stuff about others ending the testimonial with “where is my treat for lying like this? 😛” or “Ok Dude, now it’s your turn to write me one 🙂

Teal’s universal law of testimonials:
“The number of lines in one’s testimonial is inversely proportional to the level of knowing the person who is writing the damn thing for them”
Hell I can tell you guys. My best friend has written one of the shortest testimonials, ever.
Not because they donot care for you, it’s just that they know sooo much about you, cramming years of knowledge in a small amount of space is very hard.

Teal’s 1st corollary to the universal law of testimonials:
“The level of sweetness in the testimonial towards the person is again inversely proportional to the level of the writer closeness of that individual.”
Lol. Need I say more?

Teal’s 2nd corollary to the universal law of testimonials:
“The ease with which you can spot fakers is directly proportional to your expertise in the art of testimonial writing.”

Teal’s 3rd corollary to the universal law of testimonials:
“Judging a person by their testimonials is directly proportional to the level of stupidity of the person reading it.”

At this point I have to interject. I am not associated in any way whatsoever to the genius who is Orkut Buyukokten or his marvelous creation. [Sigh!] The dude is making load of moolah when people like me while away time. 😦 which is quite a lot of time, let me tell you…

Winding up today’s session with something exclusive for the blogjunta of Tealspace, Shhh….

Teal’s secret hidden corollary of testimonials:
The sweetest and the best testimonials are inversely proportional to the level of your expectation – i.e the best testimonials are those that come out of the blue 🙂

Nota Bene: I am approaching the 50 post mark soon. Yup, my own personal milestone of vettiness. I would like Tealspace regulars and all of you blogjunta to gimme suggestions about what to write for the landmark post.You could also tell me which of my posts you think are the best, or also list down your favourites. 🙂
Comment away amigos, comment away … until later Hasta Manana!



  1. hehe….gud one….next you could probably explain to the junta about how to write in other people’s scrapbooks….

    Comment by Ganesh Ranganathan — June 10, 2006 @ 5:59 am | Reply

  2. Haha..very nicely written!! That’s the first comprehensive post I’ve come across on testimonials..now I know SOME things about orkut testimonials lol..by the way, are you on orkut? Lol..enjoy your weekend!!

    Comment by Sudarshan — June 10, 2006 @ 6:39 pm | Reply

  3. Although I’d like to disagree on some of your corrolaries, wthell!! I am no expert either. :p

    And about my favouritee poshts, I liked your happy bday Mom post and also the illichavai post 😀 And the college chronicles one.. exams suck post.. and of course the monday morning post. 😀 #:-s

    As for the topic for your 50th post, no idea.. 😦

    Comment by The optimist from utopia — June 11, 2006 @ 6:15 pm | Reply

  4. U had me rush to ur profile to have a look at the testimonial I wrote for u!
    Interesting corrolaries, some of them so true! Keep posting!
    As u said.. Where is my testimonail? 😉

    Comment by J — June 11, 2006 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

  5. neat blog………

    Comment by AlterinG Abhishek — June 12, 2006 @ 4:23 am | Reply

  6. hey nice blog!!!

    Comment by Ghost Particle — June 12, 2006 @ 9:20 am | Reply

  7. me too near to #50 n hopefully will do it tomm!!

    Comment by kuttichuvaru — June 12, 2006 @ 6:41 pm | Reply

  8. u 4got 2 include this..ur very first testimonial is the best testimonial!!!hehehe…

    Comment by Hell's Angel — June 13, 2006 @ 11:31 am | Reply

  9. I check this space only for posts on ‘my type’ of Music. Anything else would be just another post for me… even if it is your 50th.

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2006 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

  10. ok here it goes these two posts were really good!!!

    1. Of rebels and rebellion
    2. Stoic without a sense of purpose

    Comment by Hell's Angel — June 15, 2006 @ 2:01 pm | Reply

  11. I love everything you write.
    I drool all over them…Keep up the fantastic writing, also try to get a job as a hobby :p

    Comment by Rainbow — June 19, 2006 @ 10:31 pm | Reply

  12. great going sri sri sri tealananada!!!!!!will look forward to more such gyaan from the orkutoswami!jai orkut ! jai tealananda!

    Comment by shweta bhaskaran — July 8, 2006 @ 5:09 pm | Reply

  13. ur article was a clean sweet testimonial on testimonials.. keep up the good work..

    Comment by senthil kumar dhanasekaran — October 11, 2006 @ 7:01 am | Reply

  14. hummm….lol…u mad me,speechless..!!
    bt smthn really practical…liked it:)

    Comment by neha — October 25, 2008 @ 11:55 pm | Reply

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