Speaking in front of a live audience can be terrifying. Not only do you have to prepare and present talking points to keep the people engaged, but you will likely have to answer questions at the end.
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Speaking well in public is a gift, and one that you should consider giving this holiday season. We’ve all been tasked to do it – a presentation at work, speaker introduction at an event, announcements in church, etc. And if you haven’t found yourself behind a mic and in front of a crowd, chances are you will soon.
Much has been made about the timing of a big legislative victory for Republicans before the 2018 midterms. Will tax reform be that victory? President Trump certainly hopes so – remember that one time he asked for a bill by Thanksgiving?
We’ll all encounter road rage this holiday season – some of us will cause it by “driving defensively,” and some of us will experience it thanks to the too-slow driver in the passing lane. Regardless, here are a few tips to communicate effectively from the driver’s seat and avoid the fender bender that keeps on […]
Want to avoid an awkward Thanksgiving?? Because we do! Whether you plan to spend the holiday with family, friends, or perfect strangers, we all risk eating a meal (or part of a meal) that doesn’t quite measure up. Thankfully, (see what we did there?) DMG has a few tips for complimenting the host, even if […]
The Republican’s tax reform bill entered the markup process in the House Ways and Means Committee yesterday. Given that passage of this bill would lead to the largest change in the tax code since 1986, this is a BFD. With every tax reform discussion, the talking points write themselves. The Left cries about a tax […]
Stand tall: check! Good cell reception: check! No background noise: check! Smile: check…? While it might be weird to add “smile” to your radio interview check list, it’s important that you maintain the same facial expressions you would for a TV interview. Even though radio isn’t the visual medium that TV is, using facial expressions […]
It’s one of our favorite political campaign speeches EVER. Not because it’s great, but because it’s so incredibly awful. So while we suffer through the last two weeks of a few ho-hum campaigns (ahem, VA), we thought we’d remember more exciting times. Like the times of Phil Davison… Phil Davison, a Republican running for Stark […]