Commentary

18 Aug Steven Slater: Service Traitor

By Laurie Schloff, Senior Coaching PartnerHello people, rationality calling.I feel real bad for Steven Slater.  Most of us would forgive him for reaching the flying freak out point one hot day in August.We got the laugh and the vicarious revenge.  Apparently, many Americans are so...

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27 Aug Remembering Senator Edward Kennedy

by Dr. Dennis Becker, CEO, The Speech Improvement CompanyWhen Robert Kennedy was murdered, like a lot of people, I was devastated. To me, he represented the most hope for bridging the gap between the haves and the have-nots in our society. Of course, I was...

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04 Aug Why Do People Fear Speaking?

by Dr. Dennis Becker"This question presupposes what to most of society is a given. Speaking to groups is a scary proposition. In fact, it is one of the most prominent fears of all humans. Each survey that is taken places it in the top three,...

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28 Jul Are women better managers than men?

A recent article on the New York Times titled: "No Doubts: Women Are Better Managers" sparked this reaction from Coach Laurie Schloff. [caption id="Laurie Schloff" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Laurie Schloff"][/caption]Communication Coach Laurie Schloff of The Speech Improvement Company (Boston and Tampa) agrees with Carol Smith (right) of...

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24 Jul Rewind: Professor Gates meets Sgt. Crowley

If only everyone had obeyed our SOS Stop-Observe-Strategize Principle, one esteemed Harvard professor and one well regarded police sargeant in Cambridge Massachuseetts would be sleeping better tonight.So to the both of you, think mind over mouth next time.1. Sgt. Crowley: Couldn't you have...

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30 Nov Kuala Lumpur Journal – Part 1

Ethan Becker is on his way to Malaysia to work with SuriaKLCC. He will be sending regular updates on his trip in a series we titled: "Kuala Lumpur Journal". [caption id="" align="alignright" width="190" caption="Ethan Becker, Senior Coach/Trainer"][/caption]Four flights, 1 entire season of 24 and 36 hours...

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