Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

White House and Congressional Leadership Qualitites?

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

“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

Wednesday, 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

2017 Congressional Profile

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

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

MASTER THE ART OF THE PITCH

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

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

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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.

Know Your Audience Before You Speak!

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

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 […]

Turn off the sound for the next Presidential Debate!

Friday, October 7th, 2016

“I Muted Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton During the Debate. I Still Knew the Score.” That “great advice” came from New York Times reporter Jonathan Mahler in his story on September 27, 2016 in the New York Times as he reported on the Presidential Debate. In essence, Mahler’s test supports academic research that is not […]

The new lost Art of Conversation

Friday, September 9th, 2016

What is a conversation? A week ago I was reading a book listing 100 definitions of a ‘conversation’. I’ve been thinking about many of the responses in that book and how we define conversation. A short definition of ‘conversation’ in the Oxford dictionary is “the informal exchange of ideas by spoken words.” The Wikipedia definition […]

Effective use of Media in your Presention – KISS

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Keep Those Slides Simple, K.I.S.S.! The K.I.S.S principle is your best formula in creating your slides if you have to use PowerPoint. K.I.S.S is the acronym for Keep It Simple Stupid. When you’re presenting — in spite of a popular belief we can multitask — your audience is either listening to you or reading your […]