The Value of Plain Speaking

In a recent interview on Morning Joe, Hillary Clinton was asked about optimism. She quoted her friend, Madeleine Albright, who said she was an optimist who worried alot. Hillary went on to say that she was optimistic that people could...
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3 Lessons from I HAVE A DREAM

TODAY marks the 60th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech. FROM a communication perspective 3 things to take note and remember:

Chocolate Lambs and Chocolate Chicks are Not Equal

I needed chocolate chicks to give away. Really, I needed them. I ordered chicks and received chocolate lambs. Very cute lambs. The theme of my PowerPoint is “Break the Shell.” So cute as they are the lambs don’t work since they don’t...
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     The Great Ice Cream War

Is There Such Thing as Bad Ice Cream? For Father’s Day Weekend I thought it would be fun to order non-traditional ice cream. Salt & Straw is a brand located in Venice Beach, Cali. It’s the third time I have...
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3 Lessons We Can Learn by Attending Events

Years ago I had a client who thought he could just whip together an event in a couple of weeks: find a venue, invite people and host the event within a 2-3 week period. I didn’t think it could happen....
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Chris Christie and Consistent Clarity

They say politics makes strange bedfellows. Interestingly enough, the “they” in this saying is Shakespeare and the quote is from his play The Tempest. I wouldn’t say that Chris Christie and I are “bedfellows”. I can’t imagine a world in...
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