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Delivering A Memorable Toast to the Happy Couple

The lockdown changed everything, including wedding plans for many couples who postponed marriage or opted for a private wedding without family and friends.  After the social constraints of the past 15 months, it is all the more important to ensure that events are flawless, including a memorable toast to the happy couple. If you are asked … Read More

Spring Has Sprung! Time for Some Mental Housecleaning to Get Rid of Dusty and Stale Cliches

A cliché is a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought. For example, “one man’s meat is another man’s poison.” But have you ever given any thought to how cliches reveal gender stereotypes?  When we say that a parent’s gesture is “as tender as a mother’s heart,” does that imply … Read More

Present yourself “on air”: What makes a good interview?

Do you have a new project or product that would be interesting to clients, customers, subscribers, or investors? An interview-whether via podcast or during a studio interview-is a great way to get the word out, but prepare yourself. You’re not saying “yes” to having a casual conversation. Good interviewers such as Terry Gross (Fresh Air) and … Read More

Campaigns make the Candidates Face it!

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump raised eyebrows when he ridiculed opponent Carly Fiorina’s face in an interview with Rolling Stone. “Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that?” he was quoted as saying. Trump later massaged the situation by maintaining he had not criticized her appearance, saying he was actually referring to her “persona.”[1] He … Read More

In the Case of Texas Senator Wendy Davis’ Heroic Filibuster

Consider the case of Texas Senator Wendy Davis as a barometer reflecting much of the country’s attitudes towards women. Davis is an outspoken feminist seeking to be Governor of Texas. Davis.  She speaks her mind, takes a stand on issues beyond home and hearth, and is independent thinker. With a degree from Harvard Law, Davis is … Read More