Grant Writing

Grant writing falls under Rosman’s Universal Rule: Nothing is as hard as it seems but everything is harder than it looks. Though each grant is different, many ask for similar information. The proper way to be successful at grant writing … Continue reading

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Mind Mapping for Better Speech Writing

The idea of choosing a topic for your speech should not be that hard, yet the “What am I going to talk about” seems to bewilder many. Even if your topic has been chosen for you, lining up what you … Continue reading

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The Impromptu Speech for Business and Politics

I believe it was Grover Cleveland who said that there was never an impromptu speech for which he was not prepared. Yet I have watched politicians and business types freeze up when asked to give an impromptu speech in a … Continue reading

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The Effective Business Pitch

Once a week, I go to a meeting where I meet new entrepreneurs and potential clients. Before the meeting begins and again after it is over we have time to mingle and meet. The invariable question sounds simple but it … Continue reading

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6 Rules of Getting Over Speaker’s Anxiety

If you believe that professional speakers are not nervous when they step in front of a new audience, you are greatly mistaken. In fact, the fear of speaking in public is so great that some would rather have a tooth … Continue reading

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10 Rules for Better PowerPoint Presentations

Death by PowerPoint. If you have not heard that term before allow me to explain. You have attended seminars or talks about a variety of topics. Today, almost all oral presentations are accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation. Most PPTs are … Continue reading

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He Lied About Heaven!

The boy who co-wrote “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven” lied about the entire experience. Imagine that. At six years old, Alex Malarkey (really, that is his name) was severely injured in an automobile accident with his father, Kevin. … Continue reading

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American Attitude of the Muslim Faith

It comes as no surprise that we are a nation of double standards when it comes to religion, violence and perceptions. A  2011 Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) survey showed the double standard clearly. 83 percent of Americans believe that a … Continue reading

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Protecting the First Amendment

It sounds like an episode of a game show. The 535 men and women of the United States Congress were surveyed by the Pew Trust. 92 percent claimed to be Christians as compared with 73 percent of the country. Add that … Continue reading

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Woman Arrested for Ripping Satanist Display

On December 4, Satanists Display in Florida Capitol was published in InkandVoice in support of the Satanists display in the Florida capitol building and extolling the separation of church and state. It did not take long before a woman tried … Continue reading

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