2018 – is it too late to resolve?

A friend of mine threatened to unfriend anyone who wished her a "Happy New Years" because "it's singular"..."New Year!" That made me think, why do some people do that? One reason, I think, is because of the New Year's Resolution. Of course you might say "new year resolution", but that wouldn't be grammatically correct. New Year's Resolution is a pretty [...]

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Ace your Opening

Imagine yourself standing in front of a room full of people, all waiting for you to begin your presentation. Now imagine that you begin with the words "Did you hear the one [...]

Looking for “no”

Raise your hand if you've dealt with someone who won't take yes for an answer. If it was you, keep your hand up until the end of the post. After last night's entry, I spent [...]

Productivity is not overrated

Have you ever looked at the clock on a Sunday night and wondered "Was this a productive weekend?" Welcome to my Sunday. As I stare at my copy of Money Talks by Alan Weiss, I [...]

Build the Foundation

I had the good fortune to read a survey question recently that asked "if the speaker had stayed on agenda and met his goal". I say good fortune in the same sense that Jay Leno [...]

Freeze the Design

As promised, I've worked on my introduction. This was one of my goals leaving Champ Camp last week. I need introductions for anytime I speak on on of my areas of expertise. [...]

Day two in the life

Have you ever wondered just how many random thoughts you have per day? If you were sitting next to me at my computer as I write this, you'd probably be amazed at how many [...]

Talk to the Human

I had this great idea for a tag line this weekend. It's amazing what getting stuck in Atlanta overnight will do for your creativity. I was trying to think about what phrase or [...]