Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sticky Notes Must Die !?!?

The past 3 weeks I have been working with a group of people organizing a regional conference for a government agency. The majority of folks on this committee are relatively new to designing and delivering large-scale events like this. This … Continue reading

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Paying Attention to Eye Contact Pays Communication Dividends

Last month I was invited into a grade nine classroom to give them an introduction to public speaking. Instead of giving a “talking head stranger speech,” I took a different approach and tried to do three things: Draw out the … Continue reading

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What the Heck is your Raison D’etre? (excuse my French)

I was reading a book recently and the main character, a precocious 9 year-old boy, used this phrase on two occasions.  It gobbled up my attention – instantly.   It’s a French expression (of course) meaning reason or justification for existence.  … Continue reading

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