Quick Tips

May 20, 2010

Caring and Communication

As a speaker, you must show your audiences that you care. You can do that by being prepared, adapting your material specifically to that audience, […]
May 24, 2010

Make Every Word Count

We live in a society of words—too many words and often words that do not count. "You know," "and everything," "stuff," and "let me be […]
August 23, 2010

Catching Cultural Cues

We just got back from a month in Southeast Asia—more specifically, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. My interest in communication made me very aware of communicating […]
August 30, 2010

There Is a Cow in the Street

After spending a few days in Sri Lanka last month, I was reminded of how much we get used to looking for things in a […]
September 16, 2010

Pay Attention to the Positive

The Cincinnati Reds are eight games in front of the St. Louis Cardinals in the Central Division.  The Reds have not been relevant in September […]
September 23, 2010

Using Trigger Words

Today is the first day of fall, even though the daytime temperatures in the 90s here in Cincinnati do not feel like fall. Until I […]
October 4, 2010

The Gift of Gab

When we have the “gift of gab,” we can use it in either positive or negative ways. We pay attention when we hear words that […]
October 25, 2010

Focus! Focus! Focus!

My wife and I stayed recently at the Atwood House in Chillicothe, Ohio. Atwood House is owned and operated by Bill Hirsch, a former butler for […]