Category Archives: Training

Hearsay: A Public Service Announcement

Hearsay In every town, in every street, In nearly every house, you meet A little imp, who wriggles in With half a sneer and half a grin, And climbs upon your rocking chair, Or creeps upon you anywhere; And when … Continue reading

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Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles.” Are personalized searches narrowing our worldview?

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Forgotten Expressions

I’ve been reading from a copy of Putnam’s Handbook of Expression: For the Enrichment of Conversation, Writing, and Public Speaking complied by Edwin Halmin Carr (1915). It’s a delightful read. Some of the expressions in the book are still in … Continue reading

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Remember the Telephone?

Remember that great work place tool called the telephone? You know, that thing with the the handle and buttons you speak into? Email is a wonderful tool and Instant Messaging (IM) is also a nice way to communicate, yet there is something … Continue reading

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“The Official Sponsor of Birthdays”

The American Cancer Society has branded its self, in part, as “The Official Sponsor of Birthdays.”  Here at the National Home Office in Atlanta, Georgia we’ve known this was coming since December 2008 and many of us have anxiously awaited … Continue reading

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Presentation Review Form

In 1996 I attended a training course presented by Franklin Quest (Now FranklinCovey) called “Presentation Advantage.” In addition to the course workbook, the handouts included a Presentation Review form that is no longer available. The form was designed to guide the … Continue reading

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The Great Questions We Carry

Each year at Christmas my grandfather gives everyone in the family a small hand held puzzle. Often these puzzles are clear cubes containing metal balls and rings that must be aligned to complete a design. Most of the time I … Continue reading

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