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How Sean Spicer Uses Key Messages

How an expert uses key messages Whether you support Donald Trump or not, I really don't care. However, we can all learn something from how the administration communicates key messages. Just look at how Sean Spicer communicates in high-stakes situations. He uses key messages to express some type of idea [...]

Rethink How You Set Your New Year Resolutions

For anyone setting new year resolutions, it might be time to rethink how you approach the new year. Below is a new philosophy I learned by observing others. I recently read a Facebook comment. It was under a story about 2018 new year resolutions and goals. The person wrote, “I’d rather float where the current [...]

How to have structured thinking and structured communication

We developed a process that gives you a structured way to think about messages, and our process gives your structured communication. Our process is extremely easy. You can signup to get our free worksheet to create a structured message below or at Points On Paper. Below are detailed directions. The first step is answering three questions and then [...]

Why Value Propositions are Critical for Your Professional and Personal Wellbeing

“This is how I want to behave. This is how I want to be that demonstrates my values. Values are what we do.” My son moved in with me in August of 2016. He’s been making good grades and has started making good friends at his new school. However, the last six weeks his grades [...]

How should I prepare for a presentation?

To prepare for a presentation you need to know how much time you have. Unfortunately, this dictates a lot about the content you will share. But the cool thing is you can make all of it relevant. Here are some thoughts: What are you communicating? You need to get an insane level of clarity on [...]

Communicate effectively: 2-minute speech, no problem

Even the two-minute speech can give us that anxiety along the pit of our stomach because it's hard to communicate effectively. An old colleague recently called and said he was going to speak in front of 100 people. A few days before the event he said, “It’s just for two or three minutes. I’ll probably just [...]