Is a Likable Politician a Good Politician?

We’re in the thick of the race for the GOP nomination and the personality style of the candidates is often discussed more than their stance on the issues. This got

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Recovering from an Embarrassing Moment

It was the first class of the semester teaching the part-time MBA Business Communications class.  I had a room full of business professionals and I decided to climb up on

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I Had My Midlife Crisis in My 20s

“I had my midlife crisis in my 20s.” Savvy smart Alexa, is only twenty-five and already trying to figure out how to get to the land of Enough. Our parents

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The Land of Enough: Finding the Elusive Feeling of Contentment

I was chatting with my new friend and mentor, 25 year old Alexa Scordato, and she said something that rung such a chord, I had to share.  She said, “When

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The Skype Interview

I have taught at NYU since 2005 and besides the students themselves, the teaching fellow (TF) can make or break the class experience. I didn’t realize this until I didn’t

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What Do You Do When You Are Right! And Wrong?

Everyone has a horrible college roommate story—Mine starts in the same way that a lot of them do with an inconsiderate night of noise.   Let’s just say her new

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — The “King” of Visual Communication

I’m pleased to offer this post from guest blogger Todd Cherches. Among the many amazing features of Dr. King’s numerous classic speeches – including, of course, his iconic, “I Have a Dream”

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Strengthen Your Network in a Tough Economy

What do you think of when you hear the word “networking?” Events you feel you should attend, even though you don’t want to? Initiating forced conversations with strangers? Maybe even

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Say What You Want to Say and Shut Up

I recently spent twelve hours in Orlando Florida (while my husband and kids were lounging by the pool) coaching young professionals in their late 20s who are on the fast

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