Tag Archives: The Words Lincoln Lived By

How To Introduce A High-profile Speaker

How To Introduce A High-Profile Speaker Such As A Religious Leader Or Politician: An Example    By Gene Griessman, PhD Recently I was asked to introduce Ken Futch,  a Hall of Fame professional speaker. Afterward Futch told me it was … Continue reading

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Lack Of Civility

The Importance Of Being Polite                       By Gene Griessman Over fifty years ago,  in 1964, a Canadian poet by the name of F. R. Scott wrote the remarkable poem below about … Continue reading

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Unusual Quotations:No Comment

John Cage’s Witty Way To Say No Comment By Gene Griessman, PhD If you don’t want to respond to a question, here’s one way to do it: “I probably should answer that question with the words of the famous American … Continue reading

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How To Express Appreciation To Someone Who Helped You

What You Say To Someone Who Helped You Here is a simple little phrase I discovered that’s a keeper.  Use it in a note, letter, or text.  It’s a special way to say thank you.  “I lack the words to adequately … Continue reading

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Unusual Quotation by Donald Trump

UNUSUAL QUOTATION BY DONALD TRUMP ”The buck stops with everybody.”  October 10, 2019 (Donald Trump’s version of the statement on a famous plaque on the desk of President Harry Truman: “The buck stops here.”) THE Lincoln Quotation Book Don’t get embarrassed … Continue reading

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Trump’s Wall: What’s In A Word

Trump’s Wall Donald Trump has said if we don’t think a wall will work we should ask the Israelis. Well, the Israelis don’t like to call their wall a wall, so they are probably not the best people to ask … Continue reading

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President Trump’s False Claim

Words Matter. Donald Trump Stokes Fear Of Immigrants. By Gene Griessman President Trump used the Oval Office to create the false belief that “illegal immigrants” cause violent crime to increase. In point of fact, immigrants do NOT commit more violent … Continue reading

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How To Break Into An Ongoing Discussion

How To Break Into An Ongoing Discussion Here’s an simple but effective power phrase that you can use in a media interview, a team/board  meeting, or a negotiation Say: “May I just add something?” The simplicity and brevity of this … Continue reading

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Unusual Quotation:The Genius Of Compromise   “Zhou Enlai combined utter fluidity with absolute resilience, like water, which espouses instantaneously the shape of whatever container it happens to fill, and never surrenders one atom of its own nature—-in the end, it … Continue reading

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How To Change The Subject

How To Change The Subject           By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Terri Gross,  host of NPR’s “Fresh Air” offers this advice if you’re being interviewed for a job or if you’re on radio or TV and it’s … Continue reading

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