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Six More Ways to Replace Presentations with Engagements

January 24, 2011


If you acknowledge the impending demise of the conventional “presentation,” which admittedly is a daunting leap for veteran trainers and new-business teams, you will want to continue to develop your skills as an engagement master, rather than presenter. I offered half a dozen steps you might take in The Death of the Presentation, a number […]

Is Steve Jobs Too Iconic To Be an Entrepreneurial Role Model?

January 17, 2011


Apple CEO Steve Jobs has taken another medical leave of absence, and that absence is certain to rattle the company’s staff, shareholders and observers.  While the implications for Apple are noteworthy, the Steve Jobs saga raises the broader issue of leadership and the leader’s communications responsibilities. Jobs always has chosen to deliver news personally about […]

After Tucson, What Can We Say?

January 10, 2011


What more can be said about last weekend’s horrific events in Tucson?  Plenty—and it will be, in every corner of the Capitol, in every coffee klatch around the country and in every congregation seeking to contribute to our moral healing. We may mend our minds and souls a bit by talking, by the solace of […]

Six New Terms to Replace Banished Phrases

January 4, 2011


Michigan’s Lake Superior State University annually provides the nation’s communicators with a New Year’s gift: its list of currently overused, abused and just plain annoying words and phrases that should be banished from our content and conversations.  The school’s 2011 scratch-off list includes: Viral Epic Fail Wow Factor A-Ha Moment Back Story BFF Man Up […]

2010 in review

January 3, 2011


The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to […]