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Dennis Welch
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George Gallup Jr. had this advice for him: “Whatever you do, Dennis, be a writer.” During his tenure at The Gallup Organization, the CMO called him “one of the top 5 writers in the company” He is a poet, a businessman, a published writer, and a PR and communications expert with great relationships in the business media and beyond. He has written two books of his own and is an in-demand speaker. His latest book, So….what are you saying? published in July, 2013.

Dennis attended University of Houston, and acquired both his bachelor’s degree and MBA. After joining the Gallup Organization he quickly rose through the ranks. Among his notable accomplishments were launching Gallup’s Hispanic interviewing team, inventing marketing systems for Gallup’s transition into becoming a powerful consulting company, and being handpicked by Gallup’s CEO to lead the company’s foray into faith communities. He was also a Senior Staff Writer for Gallup’s Tuesday Briefing and on-line management journal, the GMJ.
Dennis is currently President and CEO of Articulate, a PR and communications company that, not surprisingly, focuses on getting the message right so that your idea or book or company can have the most impact in the world.

Dennis is married to Susie and has two sons, Daniel and Dylan. They live in Austin, Texas.

Entries by Dennis Welch

War in the Mailbox

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 1:53 PM

A little tribute to my brother Michael who passed away last Thursday afternoon. This was written several years ago for my book, Rich People Shop Here:

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Every month from a distant sky it came -- a reel to...

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Rich People Shop Here: A Mother's Day Love Story

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 4:45 PM

It was an annual ritual for the Welch family.

So, off we would go, my two brothers and I and our mom driving across town in her little tan Ford Falcon to shop for our school clothes at the secondhand stores. My two brothers and I didn't exactly love...

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The Grammys and Us

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 7:18 PM

Sunday night was Grammy night on CBS. I watched most of it, and of course watching and listening to the performers made me think about writing and music, and what we are tasked with as writers.

First of all, writing can be a lonely job. We, for the most part,...

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'Michigan'

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 11:08 AM

A few weeks ago I saw a story on the national news about a young man who was battling brain cancer. I think he was probably 12 or 13 at most. A brave kid, no doubt.

He was going through the treatment process and it was still touch...

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Understanding the Nature of Epiphanies

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 3:22 PM

So, you want to build interest in your new idea, book, company, etc. In the current hail of media and electronic devices and distractions, that's a tall order.

But, it is doable. It happens every day. People change their minds, they get on board, they fall in love, they start...

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What's Your Song?

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 3:44 PM

Until recently, I was pretty sure that I knew everything or most everything about communicating effectively. Then in the spring of 2012, I was caught completely off guard, and without any preparation for what I think was the single greatest lesson I have ever learned about communication. And it came...

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The Message That Matters

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 1:23 PM

In my new book, "So...what are you saying?", I get the privilege of telling a few stories that I hope will be encouraging to readers who are trying to figure out how best to connect to their target audience in their business or personal life.

And, as...

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Magic Words Chapter Four: Magical Results

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 11:18 AM

In my new book, So... what are you saying?, I get the privilege of telling a few stories that I hope will be encouraging to readers who are trying to figure out how best to connect to their target audience in their business or personal life.

This...

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Magic Words Chapter Three: Telling Your Story

(1) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 10:19 AM

I had the privilege of speaking at a corporate event a few weeks ago, and after the talk, I opened the floor up for a Q and A. One of the attendees asked me, "what's the ONE thing we can do today to help our businesses connect better with our...

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Magic Words Chapter Two: Epiphanies

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 1:17 PM

I spoke a few weeks ago at a corporate event and I was telling them about my first day on the job after getting out of graduate school.

My boss comes in and tells me how happy he is that I have completed my MBA and joined...

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Magic Words

(4) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 1:12 PM

Chapter 1: Drowning in a Sea of Words

Let's face it. We're drowning in a sea of words. Too many ways to communicate, too much pressure to respond NOW, too many mistakes being made with what, quite honestly, may be our most important asset: the ability to effectively communicate what...

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