A very good business friend of mine faced something ugly. She had been asked to speak at an event that had rated her their #1 speaker the previous year. As they know she is busy, they tempted her with an offer to double her speaking fee. Naturally, she said “Yes!” Continue reading A Sticky Situation
All major presidential speeches are laden with symbolism. This time, the symbolism was especially potent, pervading not only the speech and the surrounding ceremonies, but Congress and beyond. Continue reading Congressional “Dating” and the Power of Symbolism
In the wake of the horrific shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, I’ve been thinking a lot about how the words that we’ve been using in our political discourse may have impacted the situation. Continue reading Sticks and Stones? No. Words Matter.