Communication Newsletter

June 17, 2019

Good Use of Speaking Time

 You may sometimes wish you could die rather than give a speech, and public speaking did literally kill one of our presidents. William Henry Harrison […]
May 27, 2019

Being a Great Conversationalist

In the information-sharing society in which we live, finding people who will listen is a challenge. In a New Yorker cartoon, a man at a […]
May 6, 2019

Formula for a Great Speech

Thwack! A banana cream pie hit me directly in the chest, spattering my face and ruining my suit and tie. The speaker, who had aimed […]
April 15, 2019

Using Language Well

Three elderly gentlemen were sitting together on a train out of London. The first one said, “This is Wembley.” The second one said, “No, this […]
March 25, 2019

Observing Your Audience

Yogi Berra once said, “You can observe a lot just by watching.” Observing an audience before you speak can really help gauge the attitude and […]
March 4, 2019

Using Your Tone of Voice

In speaking, we know that what we say may not be as important as how we say it. When my children were small, the tone […]
February 12, 2019

Unexpected Audience Involvement

              We all know the challenge of keeping an audience awake and alert as we speak. But what happens when the audience becomes involved when […]
November 12, 2018

Name-Dropping for Impact

A friend of mine once hosted at the University of Cincinnati a special committee which included both business leaders and university people. After they assembled […]