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Communication Advice for Your Thanksgiving Holiday

With our Thanksgiving holiday this week, you might be anxious about sharing the same space with family and friends who hold different political views. Certainly, emotions are running high on all sides after the recent election. For my communication advice, I considered telling you to, “Just stick with the weather and the turkey,” but that really depends

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Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad, Boss? 4 Ways to Avoid Using Fear to Persuade

Last week, I wrote a message to the students I teach in my undergraduate public speaking class: “If your grade is on the edge and you do not turn in a final paper, you may fail this class.” Fear is a powerful motivator, and I know it. Chances are, you know it, too. Whether with

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