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Start with the Takeaway

When people ask me how to write a speech, my answer is simple. "Start with the takeaway, " I say. Sometimes, I get puzzled looks. I stand by what I say, though. Whether you are entering a conversation or a presentation, it is best to have an exit strategy. What do you want to get out of it? What do you want your audience to know? 

Too often, I fall victim to hearing uninspiring messages because the speaker switches direction or does not define a clear message. Think about this.... the Gettysburg address was delivered in two and a half minutes!

5 Ways Yankees Can Help After Hurricane Harvey

This post is a little different than most of my other blogs. I try to stick with communication and professional topics on this page. I would be remiss, however, if I didn't address what is going on this very minute in our country.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey ravaging Texas and Louisiana, I am reminded of my own events this past year. As many of you know, we lost our home to a fire in December of 2016. I was out of town and I didn't know what I would come "home" to, or where my home would be.
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