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Comfort is Your Enemy

Published on February 17, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

Comfort is your enemy.  At a time when many people are looking for anything that can give them a sense of stability and ‘the familiar’, this seems a strange statement to make.

Think about it.  Does any major change, movement, or progress happen without some…

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Is That Really YOU?

Published on February 15, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

What if everything you thought you knew about yourself was false?

What if you were in situations that forced you to react in ways that totally surprised and maybe even shocked you?

What would that do to your sense of self?  How would that change your relationships?

I had the chance to…

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Your Questions Answered!

Published on February 10, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

Q: Do you have any tips for getting better enunciation, pronunciation and vocabulary in your speech?

A: One of the tips I give the news anchors I coach at CNN is to slow down. It gives people a chance to process what you’re saying.  When we speak too…

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Is Your ‘But’ Getting in the Way?

Published on February 8, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

A big ‘But’ can be a problem.  No, not THAT one, that one has an extra ‘T’.  The one I’m talking about usually shows up in the middle of a statement.

The word ‘but’ has magical powers.  We use it all the time, but rarely do…

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Champagne and the flight attendant

Published on February 3, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

I was on a flight to Los Angeles some time ago on the day Delta Airlines officially came out of bankruptcy.

As a ‘thank you’ to everyone flying on that day, the airline served a free glass of champagne to every passenger on every flight.  Not too shabby,…

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Can You Handle the Truth?

Published on February 1, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

In the movie “A Few Good Men”, starring Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson, Nicholson’s character delivers a line that has become famous.

Nicholson’s character, a hard-core soldier, is on the witness stand being questioned by Cruise’s character, a military lawyer.  When Cruise…

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Did You Fail? Congratulations!!

Published on January 27, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

‘The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people fail more’- Martha Beck, writer

That’s quite a different take on failure, don’t you think?

Sometimes our biggest failures show up when we try to communicate and can’t seem to get our point across.  Of course, it’s…

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think!

Published on January 25, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

It took me a long time to figure out what I would write to you to kick off the New Year.  I thought about writing something on making and keeping resolutions or perhaps ideas on how to communicate in a more positive way.

Then…

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The Power of Stories

Published on January 20, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

We can count on certain things when groups of people get together.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a business gathering, family gathering or a party with friends.  Someone is going to tell stories.

Those stories usually recount good times from the past, triumphs over difficult times and a few sentimental…

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‘Say It. I Dare You!’

Published on January 18, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

‘Might makes right’.  ‘Only the strong survive’.  ‘Real men don’t cry’. We’ve all heard the clichés; some of us even believe them.  I don’t.

Real strength is transparent.  It comes from that muscle called the heart.

Marc Mero is a brilliant example of that.  Marc is a former professional wrestler with…

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