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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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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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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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Self-Editing of Business Communication

Let me start by saying that it is always better to have an independent set of eyes read your copy before you publish it. And it should be someone who, as a friend of mine would say, is willing to … Continue reading

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Why hire a Business Communication Coach?

No matter what field you are in, your level of management or your political aspirations, we all need to communicate effectively and efficiently. We are not talking about the technical side of communications, the writing of code or the programing … Continue reading

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Handling the Question and Answer Session

I sat through a pretty good business presentation this morning Columbia, MO’s 1 Million Cups club. If you happen to be a new business entrepreneur, and there is a 1 Million Cups club in your area, I strongly suggest you attend. … 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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Apathy, not new ordinance, threatens civil liberties

Reprinted with permission of the Columbia Missourian. This deals with a rather small issue in Columbia Missouri, but the bigger issue, ‘apathy until it concerns you,” is true no matter what level of government you seek. When it finally does … Continue reading

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I Haven’t Died – Yet

After all, we will all die sometime, right? Over the last few months, I have been planning to complete a “readjustment” of the web site. Rename some pages, create new sub-domains, remove stuff, design a Press Kit (as if anyone … Continue reading

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The Motivational Speaker

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How do you motivate your audience? The question began in a LinkedIn group representing college faulty. “What music do you use on the first class to excite or calm your students?”   My response was simple. Why do you need … Continue reading

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