paying attention

March 12, 2018

Listening: More Than Paying Attention

Have you ever thought after paying attention to a person talk that somehow you still missed important information? Listening is more than paying attention. Telling […]
April 18, 2016
Let's Really Listen!

Let’s Really Listen

Recently I ordered lunch for my wife and me at a deli. I said, “I want two turkey sandwiches on wheat, one with cheese and one […]
September 14, 2015

Keys to Success in Speaking–and in Life

In my speaking career, I have developed and delivered many times some version of four different speeches. I make ten to twelve different points in […]
June 28, 2014

The Wandering Mind

Drake Baer, in an article titled “The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering,” begins with this exercise. “Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way […]
March 15, 2013

Source of Humor for Your Next Speech

Where can you find humor for your next presentation?   You don’t have to go online to find good jokes or watch David Letterman to find […]
January 1, 2013

Engage Your Audience!

At a presentation skills workshop I conducted for a group of executives recently, I asked each what they wanted to gain from the program. The most common […]
November 19, 2012

Listening is More Than Paying Attention

After listening to someone, have you ever thought that you were working hard to pay attention and yet you missed important information? Listening is more […]
May 17, 2012

Watch, Listen, Evaluate!

President Obama officially began his campaign for reelection last week. The consensus among most is that Mitt Romney will be the Republican candidate seeking the […]