May 12, 2016

Poorly Placed Platitudes Make Others Peevish

There are many quotes about effective public speaking/persuasion. One of my favorites comes from Winston Churchill, “Opening amenities are often opening inanities.”  His point—which I make to my clients ad… READ MORE »

May 5, 2016

Please Stop Man-Bashing

On April 20th, an op-ed titled “How to Explain Mansplaining” appeared in the New York Times, and I have to say I found it…well, my thoughts ranged from ‘unacceptable’ to… READ MORE »

April 28, 2016

Hope Lives

In 2008, I published my first book, “How to Wow.” Because of this, I had the opportunity to meet Mary Ann Wasil, a fellow speaker, at a luncheon in Connecticut…. READ MORE »