A Brighter, Shinier World from More Imaginative Words

April 18, 2019

With all the rush of working, working out, building relationships, taking care of people and your home, I invite you to reshape details in your world by using different words. Not only that, but using UNEXPECTED words captures people’s attention, something very challenging to do these days. Here’s an example. Don’t you feel a little […]


The Most Persuasive Word Ever

April 12, 2019

Welcome to the Distraction Economy; we are all now officially distracted: from minions to Grand Poo-Bahs. Not only are we dopamine addicts glued to our screens, we are now MULTIscreening. You, Smart One, need …. the most persuasive word ever. Reflecting our miniature attention spans: the average snap (Snapchat social media) lasts all of 5 seconds. You […]


10 Fatal Flaws in Your Presentation

April 8, 2019

1. You seem to know, or care, nothing about me. It’s all about you. So, I text away, waiting for you to finish and go home.

2. You talk too much. It takes you forever to get your thought across. It seems like it never occurred to you to try to get to the point and save us both some time.
3. You seem fake.

What Most People Don’t Know About Persuasion

April 1, 2019

If you’re like most people, you would love to be more persuasive. Having more influence makes you more valuable in the marketplace.

Here’s the thing: people, your audience, your prospects, your potential employer, all of these individuals decide whether to allow you to persuade them.

It’s their choice, not yours.

Your job is to make the choice easy: being credible, likable, trustworthy.

The thing is, people take all of 7 seconds to make this decision about you.


5 Strengths of the Introvertish Professional

March 28, 2019

Fashion designer and genius artist/writer/film director, Tom Ford, is a closet introvert. Only he’s out of the closet now. But people still think he loves to party. He admitted to being a loner in a 2011 The Talks interview. “Because of my job people think I am out every night, but I really hate all […]