editing

Never Underestimate the Value of a Power Edit—For Email, Speeches, or Books

My most valuable learning experience in graduate school also happened to be my most humiliating. Having read the first hundred pages of my master’s...

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business speaker

6 Things the Best Speakers and Presenters NEVER Do

Whether you’re talking football, engineering, or acting, you’ve seen the best and brightest make mistakes.  Fumbles, crashes, bloopers—the...

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bad business writing

Is Bad Business Writing Killing Your Career And Business?

(Forbes first published my article here.) A few weeks ago, I received an email from one of my book publishers asking me to sign an amendment to a...

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looking for a literary agent

Mistakes Authors Make When Looking for a Literary Agent

Conventional wisdom says you can’t get a loan until you can prove you don’t need one. The corollary in the publishing world is that you can’t...

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How To Know If You Need To Increase Executive Presence?

(Forbes first published my article here.) Oddly enough in our small rural school, we had three of us in the seventh grade class with virtually the...

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Gmail hacks

15 Email Hacks to Communicate Faster, Better With Gmail

We’re all looking for ways to communicate more effectively and better organize our daily lives. That goes for work and home. We all get lots of...

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