Category Archives: Show, Don’t Tell

How To Say Almost Anything Better, The Godfather Way

In the best fiction, great characters are revealed through their actions, mannerisms and appearance. In the opening scene of The Godfather, Don Vito Corleone, dressed in a tuxedo, sits in a darkened office behind a big desk. Across from him … Continue reading

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The Secret of Storytelling Success

Every once in a while in your career you get to work on a dream project. One that’s challenging, rewarding and uses your talents to the utmost. But it requires a client with the guts to do something truly remarkable … Continue reading

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Vital Life Lessons from Mad Men

With Mad Men finally, finally returning Sunday night, it’s got me thinking about the show’s most memorable moments. Moments that are not just memorable, but instructive … This blog has moved! You can check out the rest of this post here.

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The Worst Match.com Cliches and Your Business

If you’ve spent any time at all on match.com … well, I feel for you … This blog has moved! You can check out the rest of this post here.

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How to Find Beautiful FREE Images for Your Next Presentation

As I’ve said, I feel a ton of pressure to practice what I preach in my presentations by defying the conventions of tired old PowerPoint templates and creating something really exciting and interesting visually … This blog has moved! You … Continue reading

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Take it From Harrison Ford: Keep it Focused

The following article was originally published in the Summer 2011 newsletter of the Public Relations Society of America’s Corporate Communications Section. (The members-only site is password protected.) There’s a critical scene in one of my favorite movies, The Fugitive … … Continue reading

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