Just before the service began, I said to my eulogists (including Henry Kissinger), “I have snipers positioned up there”– pointing to the temple – “with instructions to shoot anyone who goes over four minutes.” – Christopher Buckley, “Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir” Think back over the many speeches you have heard: your high school graduation address, the keynote at the last conference, the State of the Union. Can you repeat any speech’s message? What

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When I hear “team building,” I cringe and think of trust falls. As a klutz with a fear of falling, I was relieved that we took a different approach at C2 Strategic Communications. Led by Human Momentum, our entire team took the Strengths Finder test to discover our individual top five strengths out of 34 used by the Gallup Organization. Those strengths were separated into four key areas: executing, influencing, relationship building and strategic thinking.

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As we near the opening of the new Downtown bridge, one question lingers in the minds of many -- what will it be called? While that detail has yet to be determined, reporters did get a glimpse of what its face (or a couple of its many faces) look like when brothers Charles and Mitchell Draper chatted with the media last week. Charles and Mitchell, from Shepherdsville, are just two of the more than 800

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A high school intern at a small newspaper, I was once assigned the task of asking “people on the street” about New Coke. (We all have to start somewhere in journalism. That’s where I started.) One guy said he preferred Pepsi. Grading on a low curve, this counted as our most interesting answer. But then he called us later, begging to pull his answer because he feared offending Coke drinkers. Social Media has brought out

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I’m old now. The folks at AARP thoughtfully reminded me with a personalized membership card as a 50th birthday present. So as old people sometimes do, I want to dispense a little free advice – communications advice, in this case – to all the young folks out there. Add two important words to your daily vocabulary -- Sir and Ma’am – to replace the nouns of address that too many people use when talking with

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