The Art of Manliness—Take 2! I had such a great time speaking on the Art of Manliness in December and was thrilled when they asked me to come back on. This episode covers difficult conversations… Read More
Temper, Temper: What to Do When Your Boss Is a Hothead This past week I received an email from someone who had just begun a new job—and discovered on day two that her boss had a temper. (Apparently another staff member… Read More
“I’ll Know It When I See It”: a.k.a. What to Do with a Know-It-All Last week I had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at the National Jewelry show in Las Vegas (a.k.a. JCK). As is my habit, I opened up the floor… Read More
A Goal for Imbeciles This past Tuesday I was listening to a review on NPR of a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City called “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible.” It is… Read More
One Hour of Play = One Year of Conversation “You can discover more about a person in one hour of play than in a year of conversation,” is a quote attributed to Plato by some, although my good friend… Read More
Inspiration is Like a Cup of Coffee… This past week I was lucky enough to speak at a conference in New Orleans. (I loooooove New Orleans.) The industry to which I was speaking has been in flux… Read More
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
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
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
Anything Mentionable is Manageable Like many of you, I keep a sticky note on my computer to remind me of movies I want to see. For longer than I can remember, my sticky note… Read More