January 16, 2017
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Putting the “real” in relationships

How many Facebook friends do you have? How many LinkedIn connections? Twitter followers? Business cards? Now let me ask you this. Out of all those connections, […]
November 12, 2016
My dad and me.

A heart attack, an election, and a call to clarity

There’s something about a crisis that brings clarity like nothing else can. In April 2012, my dad had a massive heart attack. It was the kind […]
September 26, 2016

Best practices for nonlethal PowerPoint

  I probably don’t need to tell you that PowerPoint can be deadly. It can kill the chemistry between you and your audience. It can kill […]
August 24, 2016

How to get loud so you can get heard

If you’re like me, and teenaged “musical appreciation” meant blissing out to ear-splitting rock ‘n’ roll while sitting between the largest possible speakers, you need to […]
August 17, 2016
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Connecting with your audience. For real.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Howards End, that great E. M. Forster novel from the early 20th century. If you haven’t read it, you […]
August 9, 2016
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Speaking from the body

It’s Tuesday—aka a workday. I just got back from an hour-long walk through my happy neighborhood, Boise’s charming and slightly funky North End. I spent the […]
July 12, 2016
TED Summit Banff Center

Oh, my TED head!

I’ve been home a week from the International TED Summit, and I’m only starting to recover. Add a 15-hour drive to each end of a several-day […]