Tag Archives: communication

(Issue #578) That Was The Longest Twenty Minutes Of My Life!


I know that when I put the audience first, I succeeded. This past week, a community committee on which I serve asked me to share ideas about presentation skills. Specifically, strategies to help speakers connect with an audience.  We’ve all … Continue reading

Posted in Life lessons | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

(Issue #555) Tags And Quotes To Ponder


Ten concepts that help guide us. Blog posts typically have “tags” associated with them. The tags connect blog topics over time. Think of them as an index to find common concepts and themes. Below you will find the Top Ten … Continue reading

Posted in Life lessons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

(Issue #553) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2020


May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. Video recommendation for the week: A short gratitude note from me to all of you who have read, shared, and commented on my blog posts.  I … Continue reading

Posted in awareness, Gratitude, growth, Life lessons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

(Issue #544) Themie


When we empower a person, group, or community to tell their story in their voice we help them share and add to their legacy. An online statistic caught my attention: 93 million times per day people snap a selfie. The … Continue reading

Posted in Life lessons | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

(Issue #535) Conveying Your Story


In their story lies their strength for a better future. The same for you. [For those who follow my blog, you know I end each blog post with a video recommendation.  Don’t miss this week’s video.  I reached into the … Continue reading

Posted in Life lessons | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

(Issue #534) Physically Distant Yet Socially Connected


As you, your family, and community practice physical distancing, how are you nourishing the appropriate social connections vital to your wellbeing? We have been inundated with an updated vocabulary this year. Not necessarily new words. The context has changed. I … Continue reading

Posted in Life lessons | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

(Issue #513) Nosie: The Ear Of The Beholder


How do you tune out the noise and allow in the useful and timely? Time to resurrect a post from three years ago this month. The topic: noise. And what we can do about it. It’s all around us and … Continue reading

Posted in accountability, awareness, Choice, collective monolgues, Communication, Connection-Disconnection, Grit, happiness, leadership, Life lessons | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

(Issue #510) The Third Grader In The Room


Posing questions sets up a vulnerability of sorts. Publicly admitting, “I don’t understand. I need you to help me.” Why? Simple question. Why? Seeking additional information to explain a situation. Why? We have heard young children ask that question as … Continue reading

Posted in Life lessons | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

(Issue #494) Communication: So Easy, Yet So Hard 


You have a story. It belongs to you. It is powerful. How are you helping people understand it? Listening is a difficult skill to master.  A lot of people shouting, “look at me” and “listen to my story!” Unfortunately, they … Continue reading

Posted in awareness, branding, change management, Choice, collaboration, emotional intelligence, empathy, generativity, Integrity, Life lessons | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

(Issue #485) Human Beings with Human Challenges


Benefiting from human connections. Effective teachers understand that they never know what questions or dilemmas a student will bring through the door. In addition to academic issues, students (just like the rest of us) always have a bag full of … Continue reading

Posted in assumptions, awareness, Communication, Community, Connection-Disconnection, curiosity, empathy, leadership, Life lessons, problem solving, Reflection, resilience | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment