Do you want to avoid an easy and common mistake in presenting your views? One thing that too many speakers do is use “I” focused sentences. You know what I mean, “I want you to learn…”, “I’m going to teach you…”, “I hope that you will…”, and on…and on…and on. It comes from how we learned to speak in the first place (all about me). So how do y [...]
Super Freakonomics, by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner is a interesting and entertaining follow-on to the original Freakonomics. The underlying theme, that we (as humans) respond to incentives in every action we take, really struck a chord with me. The authors were able to apply that to each of their cases, including the cover topics such a [...]
Every now and then, a good book may be a reference book you can turn to again and again. If you are a person who writes or speaks, you need to have a reference of great quotes handy all the time. Seriously. The Harper Book of Quotations, Third Edition was published too early to include any George W. Bush gems, but contains over 6,500 quotes [...]
I wrote a book review last week on Seth Godin’s New Book, Linchpin – Are you Indispensable? This book is out today, and is now available at Amazon or your local bookseller. I like this book so much that I finally went to Amazon.com and created an affiliate link to help you get to it faster. Read it!
After I wrote my post on why you should be brief, I received a request for a more practical “how to” series to improve your writing and speaking by being brief. The first step to being brief is to eliminate unnecessary words. Take the following example: I went to the store, with my dog, to shop for some groceries. You have three w [...]