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August 14th, 2022
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” — Benjamin Franklin As I was thinking about writing this week’s article, I asked myself, “What do audiences expect from a speaker?” People pay a price to come and…

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August 7th, 2022
“Story, as it turns out, was crucial to our evolution – more so than opposable thumbs. Opposable thumbs let us hang on; story told us what to hang on to” – Lisa Cron, Wired for Story My wife and I love a good story. We watch…

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July 31st, 2022
“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.” – German Military Strategist Helmouth Von Moltke My wife and I recently vacationed in Ireland. The trip was spectacular. From experiencing quaint small towns, marveling at the…

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July 24th, 2022
“Feedback is a gift. Ideas are the currency of our next success. Let people see you value both feedback and ideas.” – Jim Trinka and Les Wallace Last week, I covered three basic elements of speaking that were in an interesting blog…

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July 17th, 2022
“Communication: 20% what you know, 80% how you feel about what you know.” – Jim Rohn I read an interesting blog recently entitled The Basic Elements of Public Speaking. This blog takes an interesting “50,000 foot” look at…

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July 10th, 2022
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin Edgar Dale was an American educator who developed the Cone of Experience, also known as the Learning Pyramid. It says: People…

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July 3rd, 2022
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” – Mary Lou Cook I am sure you have heard of “writer’s block.” This is where a writer is at a loss for ideas…

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June 26th, 2022
“Rapport is the ultimate tool for producing results with other people. No matter what you want in your life, if you can develop rapport with the right people, you’ll be able to fill their needs, and they will be able to fill yours.” – …

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