Face-to-Face at the Boston Marathon Finish Line

Face-to-face when it counts the most is a deep and personal interaction. Where it counted the most was at the Boston Marathon finish line on Patriots’ Day 2013.

It couldn’t be more personal than people rushing immediately into smoke-filled explosion areas to provide aid and countenance to those seriously maimed.

The personal risk taken by first responders and the interpersonal face-to-face connection they showed to the injured exemplifies, the indomitable nature of the human spirit. First responders – of all ages – from average citizens, runners, medical, fire and law enforcement professionals saved the lives of many – from small children to seniors – lying injured on the ground.

Social media is playing an important role in seeking and bringing the perpetrators to justice. However, when the chips are down nothing beats face-to-face interaction to enable people to experience the in-person healing power of hands-on, heart-felt human sharing and caring.

For those who choose to help financially, a starting place is The One Fund Boston 2013. www.onefundboston.org.

Even better, each of us must find an interpersonal, face-to-face way to join in the healing process and celebrate the responders daring unselfish rush to aid others.


Blumsack Brown BackgroundAs a coach, trainer and consultant, Larry Blumsack partners with people and organizations on the move and those already there to accelerate their communication, presentation and speaking skills to be on par with their ambition. Through one-on-one coaching and group training Larry helps leaders and aspiring leaders elevate their presence and communication skills to influence more people, sell more products-services-ideas and inspire others more successfully than they ever imagined.

Larry is the bestselling author of Face-to-Face is The Ultimate Social Media and founder of Zoka Institute and Zoka Training®. Zoka Training® — Mind/Voice/Body/Mindfulness in sync — is the result of Larry’s 45 years as a coach, acting teacher, actor, voice-over artist, theater and TV director/producer, radio & TV commentator and show host, speaker, trainer, serial entrepreneur, and syndicated columnist. Larry was a founding member of the theater department at Northeastern University.

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