January 23, 2012

Clarity in One Sentence

One of the major challenges for the presenter is making the message instantly clear. Audiences cannot click “back” or "rewind" and hear again what you just […]
May 17, 2011

Watching Window Washers

As I sat in the Mercantile Library on the 11th floor of a building in downtown Cincinnati, I watched window washers hanging from the side […]
May 2, 2010

The Speech of Response

Sometimes you have to respond publicly to an honor, an action, or an announcement. Often you do not have much time to prepare and your […]
April 27, 2010

Coincidence or Connection?

While out shopping, have you ever run into an acquaintance whom you have not seen in a long time?  You see the person and say […]
April 21, 2010

Say It With Humor

Pointing out the faults or errors of others can be difficult.  When you do point them out, there is usually an awkward moment.  But you […]
April 9, 2010

Look Down the Road

Lanita's uncle Tommy retired a few years ago from driving semi-trailer trucks all over the United States. He drove over 2 million miles without an […]
April 6, 2010

The “Wow!” Factor

Every speech needs a “Wow!” factor—content that makes the audience respond with “Wow! I didn’t know that!”  In fact, if you are delivering a 30-minute […]