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Projection: What’s in a Word

Projection: What’s In a Word                                                     By Gene Griessman   Someone is a pathological liar … Continue reading

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Journalism And History: What’s The Difference?

What’s in a word… ”Daily journalism is mostly what just happened; history is what it means.” —Tim Weiner    

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Listen Before You Speak: Lincoln’s “Public Opinion Baths”

Before You Speak, Listen By Gene Griessman Abraham Lincoln never questioned the right of his subordinates, or the general public, to say what they thought. In fact he very much wanted to hear what others had to say. His listening … Continue reading

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How To Say You’re Not Interested

A Quick, Polite Way To Say You’re Not Interested In the past I’ve participated in an international house exchange. I like the concept so much that not long ago I contacted a family in Paris that participates in the program. They … Continue reading

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How You Say It: Talk Low

How You Say It: Talk Low      By Gene Griessman “Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much.” —Cowboy saying This advice from the American West has come to be associated with the actor John Wayne, who according … Continue reading

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A Poem Public Speakers Can Use: “The Chambered Nautilus”

Here are two stanzas from “The Chambered Nautilus” by Oliver Wendell Holmes. I learned lines from this splendid poem in high school, in particular the phrase “Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul.” And I’ve never forgotten its imagery … Continue reading

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Dating Advice for Men: Where To Find Datable Women

Where To Look and What You Say To Women I found some interesting dating advice in a book from the steamy seventies entitled The Sensous Man by M. The advice is dated, but some of the basic ideas—like reading women’s … Continue reading

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Sample Letter of Congratulations: Promotion, New Job

What You Say To Someone Who Has Gotten A Promotion Or A New Job: Sample Letter or Email by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Be very careful about what you say in a message to someone who has just been promoted or … Continue reading

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Humorous Quotations: My Favorite Paraprosdokians

What You Say Whey You Want To Sound Witty by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. So what is a paraprosdokian? It is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a … Continue reading

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Dating Site Advice: What You Say About Yourself

What You Say When You Respond To Someone at Dating Sites like Match.com by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Words matter at dating sites. Maybe not as much as photos, but almost. If you expect anything to happen, you must pay attention to … Continue reading

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