OMG, where did all the words go?

As a Wordsmith, I’ve always had a bit of an issue with text-messaging.  In fact, I consider texting a crime against language, and a major contributor to the rapid decline in young people’s ability to communicate effectively. As a parent, though, I’ll admit I have found some value in texting.  I can send my kids […]

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Reason #6 to Ditch The Pitch: being efficient vs. being effective

Elevator pitches are about being efficient.  You need to be quick, because when the bell rings and the doors open, your audience is going to leave (or depending on the length of the ride, run away).  You need to be thorough, because if you don’t name every product you have, you might miss the one […]

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No excuses. Just amazing!

I was flattered this past week when a parent at a track meet told me how much she enjoyed the columns I used to write.  I know what you’re thinking…she was just being polite.  After all it’s been years since I’ve written anything for the paper.  Then she cited her “favorite” column.  Oh my gosh, […]

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