What do Porn and Bad Pitch/Cover Letters Have in Common? More than You Think The nature of my business is such that I have multiple email inboxes. The consequence of that is that one is always, inevitably, in the midst of a spam porn… Read More
Coffee in the Clouds—It’s a Podcast! Hello, hello, This past week, I was lucky enough to connect with the gentleman pictured above, Thomas Capone. Tom is the CEO of the New York Distance Learning Association. Among… Read More
The Art of Negotiating When I was asked to speak at Montana State University’s Women’s Circle of Excellence Conference, they inquired if I had any thoughts on the art of negotiating. Oh boy, did… Read More
Exciting News!!!! (Or Is It?…) This past week I received an email with the subject line “Exciting News!” When I opened it, I discovered an announcement about someone I know quite peripherally (if at all….)… Read More
Embrace the Hate: An Argument for Using Rage as Fuel This past week I was listening (as is often the case) to NPR where I heard Terry Gross interviewing John Kander, who, with the late Fred Ebb, wrote the songs… Read More
Don’t Think You Can’t Contribute to a Masterpiece I’ve been lucky enough to spend this past week in Rome, where a close friend arranged a private tour of the Vatican. Within the splendor of the Vatican museum, I… Read More
Pruning—It’s Not Just for Plants! How and Why to Prune People According to my gardening chums, when you see the first haze of yellow on your forsythia it’s time to prune. With this in mind, I spent a good portion of… Read More
Got Response? No? One Easy Way to Get the Response You Want These past few weeks I’ve been working with a client on his fundraising. One consistent change I have been making has been to the last line of his request letter.… Read More
The Importance (and Fun) of Being RISKsponsible I was speaking today with a friend who is thinking of moving from his townhouse in Philadelphia to a biodynamic “Earthship” in Taos, New Mexico. He mentioned that he had… Read More
If You Can’t Fix It, Feature It The first time I heard this phrase was at a cocktail party. Someone said, “Group picture– look this way!” The gentleman next to me said, “I do not like having… Read More