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 power phrases and questions
  • Delegate effectively
  • Negotiate like a pro
  • Discover the secrets of great communicators

Words are to a leader what a hammer and saw are to a master carpenter. Tools of the trade.

All carpenters are not equal in skill; neither are all leaders proficient in word power. The masters, the great ones, can be studied to discover their techniques and secrets.

Moses, Socrates, Jesus, Confucius, Buddha, Caesar, Mohammad, Napoleon, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR, MLK—all were masters of words.

Pursuing the mastery of words is worth all the time, money, and energy you can muster. And what you invest will be repaid with interest compounded.

Give THE Lincoln Quotation Book to someone who loves Lincoln

Don’t get embarrassed using a spurious Lincoln quote.  Here’s a quotation book you can trust  

We’ve found numerous phony quotes on popular websites and quote books. Every Lincoln quotation in this book is authentic.

The Words Lincoln Lived By

“This is a book to cherish and share.”—Bill Marriott, CEO, Marriott International, Inc.

“Absolutely awesome! Inspirational and even life-changing for leaders or for general living. An in-depth exploration of Lincoln’s character, spiritual beliefs, lifetime motivations…”  —Amazon verified purchaser

“Not only does Griessman give us Lincoln quotes, but he also weaves each one into a little jewel of an essay on that particular subject. In addition, this small volume contains “Biographical Notes” on the main figures cited and also a Bibliography of the sources quoted.” —Wayne C. Temple, world-renowned Lincoln scholar, critic, and author, Illinois State Archives

A stirring, inspirational treasury of quotations from our greatest and most admired president, the book offers rich material for interpretation, reflection, and spiritual guidance.
In these pages, Lincoln, famed as an orator, shares his wisdom on courage and determination, compassion and compromise, tolerance and tact—the essential traits that define character. The timeless impact of his words is as powerful as the achievements that have helped to make him an American hero.

You might also enjoy Lincoln Speaks To Leaders by Gene Griessman and Pat Williams.

Gene Griessman

Gene Griessman is an internationally known keynote speaker, actor, and communication strategist. His book “TheWords Lincoln Lived By” is in its 23rd printing and “Time Tactics of Very Successful People” is in its 43rd printing

His training video “Lincoln on Communication” is owned by thousands of corporations, libraries, and government organizations.

He has spoken at conventions and annual meetings all over the world  To learn more about his presentations, call 404-435-2225. Learn more at Atlanta Speakers Bureau or at his website.


What You Say To Someone Who Believes We Need Trump’s Big, Beautiful Wall.                    By Gene Griessman, PhD

A relative of mine recently quoted a Bible verse on Facebook in support of Trump’s Wall. The verse was a command to Nehemiah to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.

Most scholars believe that Nehemiah was a real historical figure who lived in the Fifth Century BC. In other words about 2500 years ago.

The problem with walls is they stopped being effective in the Middle Ages, especially after cannons became common. Invaders simply blew a hole in the wall.

Even earlier than that, Julius Caesar developed amazing wall-destroying technology. They moved huge platforms against the wall and used catapults to hurl flaming missiles over the wall, setting the city on fire.

 A wall didn’t save Jerusalem. The Romans completely destroyed the city, wall included, in 70AD.

The remains of Hadrian’s Wall in England, the Great Wall Of China, and the Berlin Wall are prime examples of an ancient concept that hasn’t worked for centuries.

Trump has said if we don’t think a wall will work we should ask the Israelis. The Israelis don’t like to call their wall a wall, but it remains unclear how long it will work.

Perhaps we should also ask the Russians how well walls work.  The Berlin Wall didn’t work out all that well.

Maybe we should ask the Chinese how the Great Wall of China worked.  (Hint.The Manchu Qing marched through it and overthrew the wall-building Ming dynasty. )

Or maybe we should ask the Romans how Hadrian’s Wall worked. (Hint. It was abandoned within three decades after it was built.)

There’s a big lesson to be learned from the history of walls. They’re really expensive to build, maintain and man, and soon or later they become relics, usually sooner than later.

There’s a larger question to ask. How in the world did the United States manage to survive, indeed thrive, for going on three centuries without a big, beautiful wall?

If we must have a wall in order to be a nation, don’t we need to start building a northern wall to save us from the Canadians?





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