Monthly Tips

Light Your Fire

Behind the information you present, you must have a message that’s simple, clear and meaningful. The more passionate you feel about your message, the easier it is to do your work. To be a more powerful presenter, you must care about what you’re saying.

Help Your Listener

Being more concerned with others than yourself is extremely powerful in the communication process. Whether you’re speaking to one person or many, you have only one task: Help your listener get the message.

Weasel Words

Almost, as much as, I think, virtually, can be, maybe … really? Let’s stamp out wimpy writing by getting rid of ambiguous, noncommittal weasel words. At best, weasel words make you look uncertain. At worst, they call your credibility into question. Take a stand with specific and concrete words.