Category Archives: Most Popular

11 Deadly Sins of Public Speakers and Presenters (Pt. 2)

Perhaps the only thing worse than sitting through a dull, lifeless PowerPoint presentation is being the person at the head of the room delivering that presentation … This blog has moved! You can check out the rest of this post … Continue reading

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

On Sunday night I got home from a short vacation and found our very old, very dear cat in a terrible state. After a rush to the animal ER and a diagnosis from our specialty vet, we made the difficult … Continue reading

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Sterling’s Gold: 7 Lessons for Success from Mad Men

Roger Sterling: fictional ad man, chronic drinker and serial womanizer. An inspiration to wiseasses everywhere, he says the things we wish we could say in the workplace — only funnier … This blog has moved! You can check out the … Continue reading

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Cut Your Writing to the Bone: 6 Tips

Editing your own material is one of the hardest things for a writer to do. And it is a must-have skill in this attention span-challenged age … This blog has moved! You can check out the rest of this post … Continue reading

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Fewer Inspirational Quotes, More Original Thinking, Please

The Internet has ruined quotations for me … This blog has moved! You can check out the rest of this post here.  

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Eulogy for My Father

My father died last week, after a heartbreaking, years-long battle with Alzheimer’s. It was not unexpected, yet it hit me a little harder than I thought, even after all this time to prepare … This blog has moved! You can … Continue reading

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Is Your Writing Missing the Element of Suspense?

Writers constantly struggle to find just the right words. But then we go and squander them by burying them somewhere in the middle of a sentence, undermining the strength of the point we’re trying to make … This blog has moved! … Continue reading

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