Category Archives: Writing/How To Write letters, notes,articles, email, books

Note-writing Advice: How To Say No

Here’s the response I received when I offered to do an international house exchange with a family in Paris (that I knew was looking at many other locations worldwide). “Dear Gene, Thank you for the offer, but we are not … Continue reading

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Benediction

Finish this day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow will be a new day. You shall begin it … Continue reading

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don’t leave

–Gene Griessman is an internationally known keynote speaker, actor, and consultant.  His video “Lincoln on Communication” is owned by thousands of corporations, libraries, and government organizations.  He has spoken at conventions all over the world. To learn more about his … Continue reading

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Writing advice

FEATURED ARTICLE: “Writing Advice” by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. “Lamiele” asks the following request about writing preparation:  “I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing. I have had trouble clearing my thoughts in getting … Continue reading

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Movie Review. Spielberg’s “Lincoln”

By Gene Griessman, author of “Lincoln and Obama,” “The Words Lincoln Lived By,” and “Lincoln on Communication” Some movies are based on a true story. This Is a true story. And one of the most important stories in history. As … Continue reading

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Harold Holzer Endorses Gene Griessman’s new book

The Controversial New Book–“Lincoln and Obama”–Gets Endorsement From Renowned Lincoln Scholar. Harold Holzer is in the same league as Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals. Holzer is the author  of many books on Lincoln.  He is the co-chair … Continue reading

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History Lessons on Memorial Day

History Lessons on Memorial Day By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. A nation that does not know its past is ignorant, Teach it. A nation that lives in its past is asleep. Awaken it. A nation that does not learn from its … Continue reading

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The Children of Immigrants: Scapegoats or Treasures?

Simple Simon Says The Children of Illegal Immigrants Should Not Be Be Treated Like Criminals By Simple Simon The other day Simple Simon read about plight of an honor student–let’s call her Lisa.  Lisa is a senior at a state … Continue reading

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What You Say To Turn a Complainer Into a Loyal Friend

Property Manager Turns Upset Neighbor Into Watchdog By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Daryl Parrish is a real estate agent and property manager in Smyrna, Georgia, a few miles north of Atlanta. Not long ago I asked Parrish to manage an investment … Continue reading

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When Compromise is Wrong: A Letter from Lincoln

What You Say When You Want To Draw The Line By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. When should you draw a line in the sand? That was the big question back in January of 1861. Abraham Lincoln, who had been elected President … Continue reading

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