Category Archives: Business Communication

Workplace Religious Discrimination

My employer hired an outside person who had the same credentials as I with one exception which I found out later after I had left the Division – she was a “good Christian.” Continue reading

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Trump’s Wall

The president’s speech last night was the best example of fear mongering I have seen in a long time and I taught Public Speaking for over 25-years. I watched it, along with the Democratic rebuttal and the analysis from a … Continue reading

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The Attack Against The Johnson Amendment

June 12, 2018 – Congress is wanting to get rid of the Johnson Amendment so that: “None of the funds made available by this (Appropriations) Act may be used by the Internal Revenue Service to make a determination that a … Continue reading

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Criminals Using Religion

June 8, 2018 – Sometimes I wonder where Christians get the idea that if they claim a personal belief in their god they can get away with murder. Or the prostituting of their children for drugs and money. According to … Continue reading

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Christians In American Politics

January 4, 2018 – Former Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann is in the news again, this time vying for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Al Franken, now held by Tina Smith (D). That is if … Continue reading

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It’s The Holiday Season Again…

November 2, 2017 – It’s that time of year again – the holiday season is upon us. This year is seemed to have started in mid-October with the Christmas music starting on November 1 in the retail stores. Like many … Continue reading

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Warming the Speaking Voice

One thing most professional speakers and writers of speech communication do not mention is the care of the tool you use for public speaking – your voice. “But I speak all day. Why warm up my voice for a speech?” … Continue reading

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7 Points to Active Listening

I have seen the experiment done over and over again in colleges and universities. In fact, in his book How to Win Friends & Influence Strangers, Dale Carnegie tells copious stories about effective communication by not speaking at all. Most … Continue reading

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The “Other” Business Organization

You go to work each day with the knowledge that you know who your boss is. You should also know his boss and so on. The problem is simple: these may not be the people of influence in the office. There … Continue reading

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Busy Hands – Nonverbals in Business Speech

She sat a few chairs down from me at a meeting. We were asked to introduce ourselves and talk about our business for about one-minute. It was not what she said, but her body language that caught my attention. She … Continue reading

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