A reporter recently asked for suggestions on appropriate small talk at networking events. I surprised him by saying that small talk really didn’t work that well and to focus on Big Talk instead. The rest of my rant … Read More
This month’s ‘Workplace Writing Power Point’ deals with the Tone of your Words. We all learned about Tone of Voice in freshman speech class – the way your words sound can overshadow their meaning and have a profound impact on your listener or audience. Good stuff – hope you still use it. Read More
Some of my business friends hate the Elevator Pitch concept and refuse to do them. While I do like the concept, I don’t get the name. Read More
Effective Workplace Writing should pass the ‘7 Cs Test.’ Is it: Read More
A reader recently asked me about using 3 x 5 note cards to hold speaker notes. I don’t get 3 x 5 cards … at all! Read More
A blogger was doing research on stage fright for speakers and asked me how people can overcome it. My short answer was ‘They can’t – it’s a perfectly normal human response to fear or stress.’ Here are the highlights from the rest of the interview. Read More
A reporter recently asked what entrepreneurs should ask themselves before beginning a start-up. I suggested these five questions: Read More
I Don’t Get … why some people think it’s a good idea to memorize a typical workplace presentation. Some authors even suggest it. Allow me my monthly rant in response. Read More
A reader recently entered a local business pitch competition with a grand prize of $5,000 and asked for feedback on her ‘script’. I thought you’d find my comments interesting. Read More
Again this year, my New Year’s Resolution is not to make any New Year’s Resolutions. They’re lame, obsolete and no one keeps them for very long.
But … I do plan. I’ll continue to refine goals, objectives, strategies and tactics to keep growing and improving my workplace communication consulting, training and coaching business. I’ll search for five specific ways to do what I do faster, smarter, better or cheaper. I’ll also identify five new clients to acquire and five new allies to collaborate with and support.
Ask me on New Year’s Eve how well I did with my Non-Resolution plans.