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Archive for November, 2010

Giving Thanks for Mark Twain

This year, 2010, marks the centennial year of the death of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a., Mark Twain). It is also his 175th birthday and the 125th anniversary of the American publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It’s a big year for Twain, and I’m sure he’s bummed that he’s not here.
But there’s no need to [...]

How Not to Stumble from Mumbles

I once knew a man who had such a serious problem with mumbling that everyone called him ‘Mumbles.’ He spoke in his own private language, sounding as if his mouth was filled with a mixture of peanut butter, guacamole, and oatmeal. Sometimes you could understand the beginning of his sentence, but by the time he [...]

Facilitation, Inspiration, Aspiration

The National Speakers Association of Northern California November Meeting

Last Saturday NSA/NC held an outstanding Chapter meeting. A full day of invaluable information for speakers and executive communications professionals. Over 120 members and guests attended the event sponsored by the Pro-Track program, now enrolling for January 2011.

A GBP (Guest Blog Post) about Acronyms

Industries have acronyms.  Corporations have even more.  It’s engrained in their cultures.
But do you know all the acronyms at your company?  Or do you sometimes pretend you do because you don’t want to appear stupid?
If you’re a manager, what messages are you sending to your reports if you don’t speak up when you don’t understand [...]

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