Words do matter. I applaud Gov Mitt Romney for giving a solid concession speech. Hope people of all stripes will now think about words of recovery, reconstruction, and reconciliation as America moves forward.
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Tip of the Day: Find a way to work orange into your wardrobe this holiday. It communicates confidence, daring, and fun.
I was reminded the other day about the power of silence. Not every moment needs to be filled with words. Sometimes the most powerful way to communicate is to give your listener or audience a moment of quiet. Used with calm and intention, silence can be powerful.
Here’s to your WOW!
I’ve been hearing a lot of people say: “I had ran,” or, “I had ran that last year.”
This hurts my ears and is grammatically incorrect. Realize that your use of language is part of your communication tool box. When you’re on, you position yourself to WOW! When you’re off, you may lose key business or it may never even be a possibility for you.
This Halloween, I hope you’ll take a moment to assess how you shake hands. This important communication device can be a make or break moment. Don’t let it be your breaking point. Figure out if your handshake is sweet as pumpkin pie or scary as the darkest dungeon.
Avoid the scares for women: Deliver a handshake that is firm and communicates intent.
Avoid the scares for men: Deliver a firm handshake but not one that crushes someone’s hand. Whether your receiver is a person with a softer touch than you, has arthritis, or doesn’t want to be mashed in between your heavy shake and all those rings you’re wearing, you should shake with finesse.
Here’s to your WOW! May you find many treats and few tricks this Halloween and beyond.