Voices Carry! Cornell Student Entrepreneurs in the Making Learn to Speak Up

“Voices Carry” (‘Til Tuesday).  That was the song playing in my head as I guest lectured to students in Professor Deborah Streeter’s course, “Women, Leadership & Entrepreneurship.” Maybe because I sang “Voices Carry” in my band at Cornell? Or maybe … Continue Reading

It Takes “COMMFIDENCE”! Feeling of Verbal Empowerment Now has a Name

You ace your speech and it feels so great!   Is there a word for that feeling of verbal empowerment? Our ability to communicate articulately and confidently is not only the single most pivotal skill that can get us what we need out … Continue Reading

Like, Can I Check Your Reservation? How My Dad & an App Got Me to Stop Talking in Similes!

“Stop talking in similes!” This is a phrase (and often an exclamation!) I have come to know all too well throughout my life. It originates from none other than my own father, and one he wishes he didn’t feel compelled … Continue Reading

Girls talking at a slumber party

Truth or Dare? Apps & the Modern Day Sleepover

Truth. I both loved and feared playing Truth or Dare. At sleepover parties, it seemed to be a secret but friendly truce written in invisible ink on the invitation. It was played when parents said their final good night, doors were … Continue Reading

Like, Can We Talk? The Girls’ Lounge Scores 95% Articulate! #SayItLikeSo

On Tuesday, my 16-year-old daughter Amanda and I found ourselves in a hotel suite decked out with everything a girl could desire – delicious pink and white candies, fresh fruit, probiotic skin treatments, racks of designer clothes and professionals offering … Continue Reading