How disappointing…According to a story on CNN.com:
Games organizers confirm that Lin Miaoke, who performed “Ode to the Motherland” as China’s flag was paraded Friday into Beijing’s National Stadium, was not singing at all.
Lin was lip-syncing to the sound of another girl, 7-year-old Yang Peiyi, who was heard but not seen, apparently because she was deemed not cute enough.
What type of message is this sending to the children of the world?
This is a photo of the little girl who was actually singing the song. Maybe I need glasses, but she sure looks cute to me. But that’s not even the point here. Why fake it?
Are people in your company lip-syncing to your customers? Or are they the real thing? Sooner or later your customers will find out who is genuine and who is not. It takes a long time to build a trusting relationship with a customer. All it takes is one blog spotting to reveal the true nature of your authentic workforce. Are you willing to take that risk?