Communication Newsletter

April 25, 2012

The “Cocktail-Party Effect

‘I realize I just posted a newsletter on Monday, but the lead article in the “Personal Journal” section of the Wall Street Journal yesterday is […]
April 23, 2012

Personalizing Humor

When I talk about humor, I make the point that humor should not be used to poke fun at other people; you should only make […]
April 9, 2012

Mastermind Meanderings

For the past ten years I have been a part of a mastermind group. We meet for a half day about every six weeks in each […]
March 23, 2012

Operation Preparation

I had a delightful experience recently—participating in a career day, “Operation Preparation,” for Grant County, Kentucky, eighth graders. I was part of a panel of […]
March 12, 2012

A Catchy Title

I sometimes read the index of “Vital Speeches” just to look at speech titles. I find that if a speech has an unusual or humorous […]
February 20, 2012

Do You Talk Too Much?

To be a good conversationalist, you must be quiet. We all have friends whom we admire and respect, but we don’t like to spend much […]
January 30, 2012

Presence and Presenting

            This past week-end the Cincinnati Reds Caravan made its way to Bowling Green, Kentucky, for an appearance. Hall of Fame broadcaster for the Reds, […]