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How To Give A Heartfelt Speech

How To Express Emotion In A Speech: Lincoln’s Farewell Address  By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. “It is a gem that rightly took its place as one of the greatest of his speeches, but that is seldom recognized for what it truly … Continue reading

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How To Say No To An Invitation Politely: Example

What You Say When You Want To Decline An Invitation Because of a Previous Commitment Dear_________, Thank you ever so much for your invitation to (describe invitation). I am grateful that you included me (us) among your guests for this … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Quotations: Words To Live By

What You Say To Yourself If You Want To Be Like Lincoln by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. author of “The Words Lincoln Lived By,” “Lincoln on Communication,” and “Lincoln And Obama” One thing’s for sure.  What you say to yourself–your self-talk–and … 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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How To Write: Don’t Be Wordy

When Less Is More: Write With Fewer Words by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Avoid unnecessary words and phrases. To give you a sense of the basic idea, here’s a short list of wordy phrases that are often used in letters and … Continue reading

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Goals, Visualization, and “Coincidences”

Should You Have Many Goals, Or Just A Few by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Author of The Words Lincoln Lived By I believe there is power in writing down your dreams (or goals), and visualizing them materializing.  Homer Rice, the renowned … Continue reading

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How To Set Personal Goals

What You Say (And Do) When You Make Your List Of Personal Goals David Cameron Gikandi’s “A Happy Pocket Full of Money” is a terrific book. Whatyousay.com gives it five stars. Gikandi has woven strands of physics, religion, metaphysics, and … Continue reading

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Rachel Maddow Shows How To Make A Point

What You Say When You Want To Make A Point Cautiously by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Why in the world would you ever want to make a point cautiously? Benjamin Franklin explained why in his Autobiography,  Just in case you haven’t … 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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Dating Advice: How To Communicate On Match Or POF

How To Say It Right When You Communicate With Someone On Match Or POF We asked an individual who has been successful on Match.com to let us see his emails.  One of them is below, although some of the details … Continue reading

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