No Problem

No Problem
I recently saw a poster that said, “Be the one who smiles, not the one who smiles back.” That made me think about several things. For example, how did smiling become a chore? When did that smile-back action become so awkward? You know the feeling. You’re minding your own business, in your usual hurry-up-and-get-this-chore done mode, and you happen to glance across the grocery store isle at an elderly woman or a child. She smiles. You feel obligated to smile back, but you ... Read more
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Do NOT Text Your Mother Today

Do NOT Text Your Mother Today
Every time a group of women get together, the topic of children comes up. If there are mothers of young adults present, the conversation always turns to the fact that they never get to actually talk to their kids anymore. They only receive text messages. Many women claim that their children use texting to avoid having to talk with them. They explain that when they call their daughters or sons, their calls don’t get answered. Instead, shortly after the unanswered call, the parent ... Read more
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So, Ummm, What to, Like, Avoid During Presentations, Sort Of

So, Ummm, What to, Like, Avoid During Presentations, Sort Of
It’s challenging to give a good presentation. It takes experience, creativity, and talent (whether inherent or learned) to engage listeners and convey information in a way that is both entertaining and informative. Regardless of the importance of the information presented, the slick appearance of the slides, or the credentials of the presenter, there is one way that speakers can detract from their message and ultimately lose their audience. There are certain words that can ruin any ... Read more
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