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The ability to give a focused and meaningful presentation is a great skill to master. To engage and persuade your audience to take a desired action is a very useful skill add to your toolbox. The good news — this is an acquired skill. Some are … more
“Clowns to the Left of me, jokers to the Right, here I am—stuck in the middle with you.” That lyric, written some 45 years ago, has never resonated with me so strongly as it has the last 5 weeks, and especially during the two weeks of … more
Ah, the first day of school. The day that kids await with dread, even as their parents prepare celebration dances. Well, except for parents of kindergartners, who burn through reams of Kleenex on this day. This day is the beginning of the answer … more
Wow, is it just me or are there more people asking to be forgiven and offering up apologies than ever before? We are seeing it in the news, from the politicians, to athletes, we see it and hear it … more
Zzzzzz. Is there anything better than sleep? Just before sleep and just after sleep are my two favorite times of the day. The name for the lovely period right before we nod off is not very … more
– Aesop This restatement of one of Solomon’s proverbs was one of hundreds of thoughts that my father tried to impress upon me as I was growing up. And it wasn’t that I made a habit of hanging out with boneheads or troublemakers — he just … more
In the 1990s, I read “What I Saw at the Revolution,” authored by Peggy Noonan, who was President’s Reagan’s speechwriter and who also coined such phrases as “kinder, gentler nation” and “thousand points of light” for George H.W. … more
Sarah Yocum has been working hard to get into volleyball shape. That sounds facetious for a young lady who has been running all summer. Yocum, a senior at Faith Christian Academy in Arvada, recently finished fifth in the 400-meter hurdles at … more
As an author, I’m supposed to have a “platform.” That is, I’m supposed to have a website, a blog or two, and a social media base that numbers in the tens of thousands … more
Do you have an elevator pitch? Is it any good? Do people want to engage you afterward to learn more? If you can’t answer yes to these three questions then read on. With the increasing … more
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