March

“I’M GLAD I’M HERE…”

“I’M GLAD I’M HERE…” Those are the first four words of the mantra my mentor, the late Dorothy Sarnoff – arguably the best speech coach in the country – taught me. Dorothy knew how to capture and move an audience. She was the second female lead in the original Broadway production of “The King and… read more

TAPPING INTO THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF STORYTELLING…

TAPPING INTO THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF STORYTELLING… “The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves…and believes in.” -Harold Goddard  Notice that Goddard didn’t say the destiny of the world was determined by powerpoint presentations, graphs and pie charts, metrics, optics and statistics…or… read more

GUESS WHAT? YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL!

GUESS WHAT? YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL!  ( IF YOU DON’T MIND THE MESS…)                                                       How often do we hear – from our mothers, our friends, our bosses – something like, “Look, kiddo, you just can’t… read more

“IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT WAG YOUR TAIL!”

“IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT WAG YOUR TAIL!”  I know, I know, it’s supposed to be “Clap your hands!” But I like it the other way because that’s what I sing to our exuberant Golden Retriever, Willa, when I come home from work. She loves it. She jumps around, grinning, sneezing (grinning tickles her nose…)… read more

HOW GOOD COULD YOU MAKE IT?

It’s written in everyone’s calendars so it must be true: Friday was the first day of spring. Amazing…but true. It’s here. The time of new beginnings. The time when just about everything assumes the best and just starts all over again. Things begin turning from brown to green again…some of them even consider putting out a small bud…again.… read more

THE DREAM BUSTER…

The best present Jim (my husband,) gave me for Christmas was tickets to the brilliant, unforgettable, superbly acted revival of Eugene O’Neill’s play, The Iceman Cometh. And this particular production, directed by Robert Fall and staring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy – is nothing short of as good as it gets. We saw it last… read more

“STAY HUNGRY. STAY FOOLISH”

I’ve been struck – and thrilled –  lately by the wave of young people who are eager to ” belong to something bigger than themselves,” who are committed to contributing something of themselves (beyond money) to “do good” – and improve the world. And interestingly, companies eager to hire these talented, young people will need… read more

“WAIT! THAT SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME ONCE!”

Ever hear that? Just when you’re getting close to the punch line or denouement of your dropdead, cliff-hanging story about the time you left your speech for the big deal commencement address to your alma mater in the cab on the way to the school – and skidded in just in time to speak…without your… read more