Communication Tips

Does Your Mom Know What You Do?

April 18, 2016
And can she tell other people? You’re at yet another holiday gathering with family and you hear your mom in the other room trying to explain to your relatives what you do for a living. She’s mashing up a few different READ MORE

Nurturing Twitter

April 4, 2016
Can you explain Twitter to a second grader? Last week I had my laptop open on the counter. Multiple screens open, multiple browsers, several tabs: all blazing on various websites and platforms. Hunched over my laptop and squinting at the screen, READ MORE

Content Creation Confessions

March 2, 2016
What if no one cares?! SCENE 1 - 8:05pm Tuesday An entrepreneur sits in a cozy chair with her laptop busy clearing her inbox. She checks her to do lists and prepares to write. She takes a sip of wine and her brain quiets. Her READ MORE

There is no joy in being hard on yourself

August 28, 2015
“Melanie, I want you to do something simple. Just run each day. No more than an hour. No less than 20 minutes. Just get out and run. No heart rate, just breathing and running. Rediscover the love. No journal. We'll talk READ MORE

HOW TO: Meet People at Events

January 5, 2015
You walk into an event where you plan to meet people.  You check-in at the front table.  You walk to the bar & order a drink. You stand next to said drink & start praying. You pray someone will come over & say hi. You READ MORE

Stop Being a LinkedIn Robot

June 20, 2014
A random person walks up to you on the street and said “Hi, my name is Bob. I want to connect with you.” Your first response: “Who are you?" LinkedIn has allowed random people to connect with us without so much READ MORE

Talk Nerdy to Me: Tips for Chatting with your Web Developer

March 10, 2014
Working with web developers can be frustrating. Or so I’m told.    As a web developer, I can tell you that we have our own way of communicating (short sentences, to the point). Why? We see things in black and white, so READ MORE

Angry Client? Listen and Keep Your Cool

February 19, 2014
We've all been there. One minute you're feeling productive and energized and then BOOM - out of nowhere comes an angry client phone call or email that blows up your day. The accusations, the indignation, and sometimes the salty language READ MORE

Become a Master of Public Speaking

July 12, 2013
We can't all be Don Draper. Gifted speakers like Steve Jobs and Barack Obama make it look easy, but the truth is that convincing others to believe as you do is one of the oldest and most challenging plights of READ MORE

Affirming Words: Mind Your P's & Q's

February 1, 2013
Some of the first things we're taught as children are the words "please," "thank you," and "you're welcome." As adults, we teach children to say these things, but unless we're in the midst of teaching someone else, we tend to READ MORE

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