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How To Use A Martial Arts Tactic When You Communicate

Martial Arts Communication  By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. You can use a principle from the martial arts to turn verbal attacks into wins for you. It’s well understood that Judo and Karate students learn to turn the energy of an attacker’s thrusts … Continue reading

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What You Say If Your Joke Bombs

HOW TO RECOVER IF YOUR JOKE OR ACTIVITY BOMBS By Gene Griessman I watched Bronkar Lee, who’s a professional entertainer and speaker, tell a joke that bombed. There was silence in the room, the kind of funereal quietness that descends … Continue reading

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How To Introduce A Speaker: A Sample Introduction

What You Say If You Introduce A Professional Speaker by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Advice for Public Speakers If you do a lot of public speaking, you need a pre-written introduction.  You really do.  It’s  hazardous to leave your introductions to … Continue reading

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A LIncoln Quotation You Can Use In Writing: Charles Dickens and Abraham Lincoln

“The Better Angels Of Our Nature”  How Charles Dickens Influenced Abraham Lincoln by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Here’s the story of an obscure but beautiful quotation from Charles Dickens that found its way into the First Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln. … Continue reading

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When To Give A Long Speech

When To Make A Long Speech:  What Would Abraham Lincoln Do? by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. The Gettysburg Address was just two minutes long. It is recognized today as one of the finest speeches ever given in the English language.   Generally … Continue reading

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What You Say: How To Say It Right

You Can Harnass The Power Of Words Avoid verbal blunders. Learn what Not to say Win arguments Close sales Finish what you start to say Write great letters, notes, and emails Cope with difficult people Make powerful presentations Learn invaluable … Continue reading

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