Delivering the Speech of Their Lives

In the natural cycle of life, we all may find ourselves needing to write or deliver RIP - Rest in Peace - written on the roada eulogy for clients or a loved one.

Writing a eulogy is similar in many respects to crafting other special occasion speeches, but delivering a eulogy or coaching a client to deliver one presents unique challenges. Done well, a eulogy can be the best speech about the deceased’s life – and your best speech as well. …Read more…

A Great Teacher Can Change Our Lives Forever

Great teacher can change lives

Novak Djokovic

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops” — Henry Adams

In an exciting five-set encounter, Novak Djokovic claimed his second Wimbledon tennis title in 2014. While his talent and tenacity pulled out the win, Djokovic didn’t forget how he reached the pinnacle of tennis.

In accepting the winning trophy, he paid tribute to his family, his team and to “my first coach Jelena Gencic.” When she died in 2013, Djokovic wrote a letter, while playing at the French Open, honoring her for changing his life forever. Here is an excerpt: …Read more…

Whatever Happened to Sunday? Welcome to a Life Without Downtime

3d man onlineYou may remember when department stores were closed on Sunday and only opened one night a week for shoppers who worked. Or, you may recall how you enjoyed the luxury of life without email.

Tuning Out

Millions of people will observe two major religious holidays in about five weeks – Easter and Passover. If you are one of them, be honest. Will you turn off your smart phone and ignore the never-ending stream of email? If you don’t, then you’re also among the millions who have been sucked into …Read more…

How a Big Ego Can Derail Your Success in Business

“Big Names” in business and poilitics often bomb in public appearances. Woman holding a picture frameHave you wondered how this happens and if their egos get in the way of their good sense?

Ego is OK in Small Doses

All of us are egotistical to some degree – meaning we are self-centered and sometimes come across as self-important. Who doesn’t want to walk into a room confident that she is the best-dressed guest at the party? But having a big ego in business can derail your success.

It’s egotistical to “wing it” at a presentation without doing the proper advance preparation. It was arrogant of Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, to keep …Read more…