White House and Congressional Leadership Qualitites?

August 16th, 2017 Image of 1.) America: woman holding sign saying "The right to bear arms," beside the image of 2. Arabia, with woman holding a sign saying "The right to bare arms." From Leadership Qualities, by Larry Blumsack

“We build a fire in a powder magazine, then double the fire department to put it out. We inflame wild beasts with the smell of blood, and then innocently wonder at the wave of brutal appetite that sweeps the land as a consequence.” …Mark Twain

Our Congress

August 9th, 2017 The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. -Albert Einstein

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. -Albert Einstein

2017 Congressional Profile

August 3rd, 2017 Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But then I repeat myself. -Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But then I repeat myself. -Mark Twain

Today in Government

July 27th, 2017

Times may change, but the challenges of self-governance remain.

It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say it That Counts

July 19th, 2017

The most important and most effective sales and business development tool at your immediate disposal is underutilized and unperfected. That amazing tool is your voice. Whole-body communications is exercising the mind, voice and body muscles in sync. In order to be understood you need to be able to deliver informative, effective, and emotionally engaging presentations. […]

MASTER THE ART OF THE PITCH

July 12th, 2017 Image of mouse in tuxedo on soap box in front of gramophone, from Master the Art of the Pitch, by Larry Blumsack

What do you do when you have a product or service to promote? What do you do when you want others to participate in the benefits of your product or service? What do you do to emotionally connect with your audience? How do you master the art of the pitch? We all want to be […]

With all our devices we are missing a human connection

July 5th, 2017

There Are Numerous Sources Calling Daily For Human Connection.                 Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, LinkedIn, Facebook, and National Public Radio are only a few of the print, electronic and digital media bristling with stories about the need for face-to-face […]

My Job is to Speak and your Job is to Listen

June 28th, 2017

Any leader, collaborator, presenter, salesperson needs to be mindful that communication is not just talking. It is equal parts of listening with talking that requires focused concentration.

It’s Not What You Say, it’s How You Say it That Counts

June 21st, 2017

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it that counts. And even that’s not enough for you to be fully understood. There’s a big difference between what someone says as opposed to what they’re really saying. And this is where emotional intelligence comes into play. How sharp are your skills in reading the […]

Know Your Audience Before You Speak!

June 14th, 2017 Cartoon of man and woman on couch, man speaking and woman not interested, from Know your Audience Before You Speak, by Larry Blumsack

Know your audience before you speak! Know your audience and their triggers before you open your mouth to speak. It starts with WHY. Why are you presenting and to whom?  Examine the purpose of your talk, seminar or workshop in relationship to your audiences’ profile. Their age, profession, titles, projects, organization, company and the event play […]