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Avoid Filler Words and Verbal Tics

When speaking in front of an audience, it can be very easy to fall back on filler words and verbal tics.  You probably don't even know that you are doing it! It...

Riding Retro With Billy Joel

A Modern Ride, With Classic Pride In “a town known as Oyster Bay, Long Island,” stands a storefront called 20th Century Cycles, owned by Billy Joel. This internation...

Pauses – No Need To Avoid Silence

Use silence to add to the effectiveness of a speech. Silence is acceptable. Short pauses separate thoughts, and come before and after phrases or words that need emphasi...

Kasim Sulton: One Word—Focus

Kasim Sulton is a bass guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist, best known for his work with Todd Rundgren and Utopia. He has worked with many varied musical acts, including...

A Magic Number for Presenters – Speech Key Points

Think about the last presentation you attended (virtual or in-person). Do you have a good mental image of it? Now ask yourself how many of the speech key points you...

What really motivates employees?

Motivation is the reason for people's actions, willingness and goals. Motivation is derived from the word motive which is defined as a need that requires satisfaction. T...

Résumé Writing

Résumé Preparation Know what the purpose of your resume and cover letter is – to get an interview! To prepare, complete a Résumé writing data sheet - list work and...

Happy Thanksgiving! (Gratitude)

Gratitude, Defined   This week's reminder comes from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. It's the definition of "Gratitude." How you look at the world will af...