Monthly Archives: June 2016

Practice with a Purpose

While attending a business meeting in San Francisco, I met a human resources executive who told me she still gets nervous when it’s time for her to deliver a presentation. It wasn’t debilitating in her case. But it still bothered her and she was in search of a strategy to conquer it. The first thing […]

Jokes, Quotes, a Good Night’s Sleep, and More

Today’s reflections serve up a buffet of communications thoughts, whether you are delivering a presentation, participating in a media interview, or pleading your case on Capitol Hill. Carefully Cultivated Quotable Quotes The quotes you feed reporters must be carefully planned. Otherwise, they could ultimately divert attention from your intended message. One of the doctors in […]

With All the Humility I Can Muster

What an honor. I’m pleased and proud to let you know that I’ve been named June Consultant of the Month by the authors of The Essential HR Handbook. Co-authors Sharon Armstrong and Barbara Mitchell wrote of the fact that I provide my “corporate and association clients with the messages and communications skills their executives need […]

See You on June 18

If you are in the Washington, D.C., area, I hope you can come out and say hello on Saturday, June 18. I’ll be one of the featured authors at the Loudoun County (Virginia) Library’s “Eat Local, Read Local” event. The day is a celebration of authors of both non-fiction and fiction works. I’ll be more […]