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Converting Problems Into Opportunities: Communication in the Workplace

Marshall Cannon | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Marshall Cannon

Communication. A word that has so much meaning and importance, yet often is misunderstood. It's a word that can be the difference between success and failure, and a word that can lead to our own unraveling as professionals and as an organization.

The Power of Appreciation

Alex Lyman | Posted 04.25.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

The art of the thank you note has evolved over the years. It used to be when you received a gift, or someone helped you in some way, you would send a note to express your appreciation for their efforts.

Seven Speaking Faux Pas That Can Derail Your Speaking Career

Kelly Phillips | Posted 04.10.2015 | Small Business
Kelly Phillips

The connections I've made from speaking at events have enriched my business and my life in quite a few ways. Unfortunately, a speaking gig gone bad can do serious damage to your reputation. And it's not just about what you do when you're on stage.

How to Speak in Public Without Puking on the Podium

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 12.31.2014 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

Over the decades, I've given hundreds of speeches. Some were brilliant, some sucked. But never has anyone thrown rotten vegetables at me, or walked out, or hissed that my words were straight from the devil.

Speechless: Making Noise in San Francisco (and Beyond)

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.19.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

"The 'Aha!' moment was that I wanted to do a show that satirized the Silicon Valley culture," says Sammy Wegent. "Having been saturated in it for a lo...

Kristina Wong's Vagina Expounds on the Broadness of Queerness

Kristina Wong | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Kristina Wong

So you are probably wondering, why is a vagina giving a keynote speech at a queer conference? What does this vagina know about being queer and Asian more than a gold star queer person who can speak to these issues?

When Oversleeping Before a Big Keynote Presention Is the Perfect Thing to Do

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Two minutes. That is not a lot of time to shower, shave, answer nature's call, meditate, dress, review a stack of yellow-highlighted note cards, and descend 12 flights to Ballroom "A."

How to Give the Best Presentation You Possibly Can

Karl Gude | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Karl Gude

Your goal as a speaker is to be relevant to your audience, engage them, have them learn something and then perhaps persuade them to do something with this newfound knowledge.

Clinton Rakes It In!

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Bruce Weinstein

Last week the New York Times ran a front-page story entitled, Hillary Clinton Taps Speechmaking Gold Mine. The article suggested that it's ethically questionable at best for former politicians to receive exorbitant fees for speaking engagements. I take issue with this.

6 Secrets of Giving a Good Speech

Glen McDaniel | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
Glen McDaniel

After years of speaking to groups of all sizes, I still do not think I have it down completely. I had to really think hard, therefore, when a friend asked me recently how I gave such good talks and if I would mind sharing my "secrets."

Change Management 101: How Businesses Win With Innovation

Scott Steinberg | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business
Scott Steinberg

As a business leader, to succeed, it's important to think of change management as an ongoing, not occasional, activity that should be ingrained in any enterprise from day one.

Do You Tell Stories Like You Sing Karaoke? Here Are Three Things to Save You

Karl Gude | Posted 05.31.2012 | Home
Karl Gude

That's me, at left, listening to campfire stories long ago. "Was your grandmother a lesbian?" I asked. I was responding to a student's question ab...

CES 2010: Ford's Radical Reinvention of the Car Into A 4-Wheel PC

Jim Louderback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Louderback

It's a brave new car, with digital screens on the dashboard and around the speedometer, plus LCD mood lighting and twitter integration. At CES in Las Vegas, Ford introduced its updated SYNC interface, called MyFord Touch.

MediaBizBuzz on Democrats, Republicans, Gustav and Ike

Jerry Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerry Weinstein

Click for News, Photos and all the links to major press coverage of the Republican Convention and for the Democratic reaction. This past week could ha...

The New Zell Miller: The Democrats Need To Boot Joe Lieberman Before The Conventions

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Lieberman will likely blackmail the Democratic party come convention time, which is why he should have been thrown on his keister years ago, before he was in a position to boost the Republicans.