Getting Back on Track

10 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

Are you writing an important email? A lengthy sales report? A big proposal? A presentation or speech script?  A book proposal or manuscript?...

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Creating Realistic Goals

Focus on Process—Whether Growing a Business or Publishing a Book

We’re an instant gratification society always focused on the finish line. I just received another LinkedIn message today that basically asked,...

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Grammar and Editing Expert

Grammar Goofs Can Be Big Gotchas in Job Interviews, Sales, and Social Circles

I went to college with a guy named Tim, who spoke 7 languages. I don’t know if he ever achieved his goal to work for the United Nations, but...

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Proper Punctuation and Grammar

Punctuation: Colons Vs Dashes Vs Parentheses

Punctuation can determine the interpretation of a contract, fix the price of your product, or alter the tone of your email. Never underestimate its...

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Politics and the Media

Political Debates, Network News, and Communicating With Skeptics

Are you tired of reading and hearing politicians and pundits tells us what “the American people want” or what “the American people don’t...

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Presentation and Leadership Skills

4 Things Business Presenters Can Learn from Painters

A leaking water pipe inside our house recently caused damage that entailed major renovations. As the various work crews came in and out over the...

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