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Who Interrupts More? Men, Women, and the Truth About Interruptions

I wrote a series of articles for The Public Speaker podcast on interruptions. The series was inspired by an email I received from Joe C. a listener of the show.  He told me that he was working with a new boss, a woman, and that she constantly interrupted. He wanted some ideas on how to handle the situation.

So I first wrote a piece on Why People Interrupt.

How to take the hell out of hello!

Is introducing yourself something you’re not quite sure how to do? Would you like to take the hello out of hello! Here’s my first attempt at a haiku deck. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Transition Words

I wrote a document for a client of mine many years ago about transition words. Transitions are the key to an excellent presentation.  It’s what ties together the elements into a complete story.

I’m killing myself because I can’t find the file or the blog post.  It got lost somehow.  So I am trying to recreate the document.

How Fast Do I Speak? (Update)

I answered a Quora Question:

For the average person speaking at a normal pace, what is the typical number of words they can say in one minute?

I am a professional speaker and podcast host and I speak at approximately 145-160 words per minute (wpm), while many sources state that average American English speaker engaged in a friendly conversation speaks at a rate of approximately 110–150 wpm

10 Ways to Annoy Your Colleagues with Email

An episode of The Public Speaker that I wrote was posted to Ragen.com today.  I was told it “did well” – I’m not quite sure what that means. This was one of those episodes that I wrote because I really was annoyed.  I had just received an email from someone with a red emergency flag.  Why do people do that?

Here’s a screen print.

Smart Talk Podcast is Now Live

It has been a very hectic last couple of weeks, but finally I got a chance to update this post. I am very exited with the launch of my new podcast Smart Talk: Inspiring Conversations with Exceptional People.

Be Confident At Christmas Parties

A Gift For You and Me

I love holiday time, especially when I receive a surprise gift.  Today, I got a Google Alert that let me know Erin Kelly included me in a short article she wrote for Psychologies (it’s a big magazine in UK and other European countries).

Of course, I was honored to be included in this short piece on how to be confident at holiday parties.

Developing Better Communication Skills: Interview

Today I was invited to talk about developing better communication skills as a guest on Lillian Brummet’s blogtalk radio podcast Conscious Discussions. I covered a wide variety of professional and personal communication topics .  Her show has a very wide focus on individual, environmental issues & the world of writing. Lillian celebrates the individual working to create positive change.

A Couple of Writers Podcast

I was recently interviewed in a new podcast: A Couple of Writers by Ron and Debbie Tracy.

This interview was focused on me as an author and the writing process.  I don’t think I’ve had an interview like this before. I really enjoyed meeting Ron and Debbie; I felt we were kindred spirits. I suspect this podcast will become very popular, especially with writers.

How do you ace your interview?

I had the opportunity to be in the Maureen Anderson’s podcast – The Career Clinic (It was changed to Doing What Works), to talk about my book Ace Your Interview.

In the podcast I talked about:

What can happen when you don’t monitor your online presence (Oh, no alliens?!)
What you can do if you need to hide stuff that happened online.

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