What’s Your Speaking Style?

What’s Your Speaking Style?

What is your speaking style? How do you speak to groups of people in a way that is uniquely you? After years of watching and working with speakers, I have noticed certain patterns of delivery that fall into the following buckets: Fiery Preacher The fiery preacher is...
Business Etiquette

Business Etiquette

“Business Etiquette” is defined as the polite conduct expected among peers, colleagues and others as a means of creating and maintaining harmonious co-existence in the professional world. It’s about the expectations for business behavior we hold as a...

Your Audience is One

I was one of 300 TEDxWilmington fans who had come to see more than two dozen experts, scientists, adventurers, visionaries and survivors  share their “ideas worth spreading” with a crowd of enthusiastic, open minded individuals. It was an inspiring lineup:...
Is PR Still Relevant?

Is PR Still Relevant?

Someone asked this question today in Quora, and I felt compelled to answer it on a wider scale, because the fact that so many startups and entrepreneurs are asking it troubles me. Is public relations still relevant? Quick! Get my pills! Public relations is still, and...
Time for Your Six-Month Checkup

Time for Your Six-Month Checkup

It has been six months since the beginning of 2018. Yup. Six months. Already. That means it’s time to take a pulse check on how well you’re doing on the business growth initiatives you set out when you created your annual plan. When you’re a small...
Part One:  Will I Make It?

Part One: Will I Make It?

Death by a Thousand Cuts I was laid off from my VP marketing job when I was late in my mid-50s. I worked at a community bank that was positioning itself for sale, and to cut expenses, guess who was the first to go? Right. The marketing department. We’re marched...