Have you heard the one about the man who always saw the glass as “half full”? One day, this eternal optimist decided that he wanted a glass of crisp, refreshing iced tea. However, his [...]
Does your PowerPoint suck? Wait, let me rephrase that: Your PowerPoint sucks. Are you aware of that fact? Let’s face it. We’ve all been in a butt-numbing, brain-draining PowerPoint [...]
I’m turning right onto a busy street, in the busy city where I live. I look to my left; four lanes of traffic are headed towards me. A bus in the right lane is sputtering along, too slowly [...]
Let’s face it: you’re smart. I mean, if you’re reading this blog, not only are you smart…you obviously have excellent taste. But in conversations, presentations and [...]
In any presentation, there are two stories. First, the story that you tell yourself. And then, the story you tell to others. To overcome the fear of public speaking, you’ve got to [...]
We had left San Antonio about 90 minutes ago, my daughter and I. Home from school for a brief visit, she agreed to come with me to the Alamo City (a quick 3 hour drive from our home in Houston) [...]
The one-word story is a powerful tool, when you want to create a clear message. Used by politicians, pundits and other persuaders, this conversational device is effective for adding punch to [...]
A surprising request led me to consider: how do I honor my parents? Each day is a reflection of the days that have gone before; this might be the best way to really impact those who raised you.
In a difficult situation, our minds often shift to thinking about the future. "What will happen if..." becomes a self-limiting internal debate. Here's how to stop having a conversation that [...]
The economy continues to improve; how's your personal economy right now? The timing might be right for a raise. Here are six steps that can get you closer to the position and pay grade you want.