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POETIC Framework: Ten-Point Checklist for Presentation Content Creation (364 words)

While preparing a new customer presentation recently, I used the POETIC framework as a guide.  During the process I realized that for more experienced presenters and communicators, a focused list of key components to deliver to your audience may be more helpful than the full framework.  For times when you are focused on content creation of your presentation or discussion, I’ve created a ten-point …

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Book Review: The Teacher & the Salesman (626 Words)

The following review was written by Tee Wai and posted on her book review blog:   “Title: The Teacher & The Salesman: A Communication Reference Guide for Delivering Engaging and Informative Discussions Using the POETIC Framework Author: Mohibul Nahar Publisher: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited Date of Publication: 23 July 2017 Genre: Self-Help Rating: 5/5   “A good …

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Greatest Movie Montage Ever? (175 words)

This montage is from Rocky IV in 1985.  I work out to this movie’s soundtrack every morning. [SPOILER]  This montage takes place right after the Russian steroid-popping military juggernaut, Captain Ivan Draago, kills Apollo in an exhibition match.  Rocky has just accepted a challenge to fight Captain Draago in Russia.  He is torn emotionally because …

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The Beast Within (700 Words)

[An internal dialogue regarding feelings of injustice in the world, originally written shortly after June 12th, 2016] I’ve always had an internal anger inside me, gnawing away and fueled by my perceptions of the world. The anger, strengthened by people who kill, in the name of hate and extremism, those who are innocent and different …

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Seeking the Fulfillment Equation (400 words)

Fulfillment: the achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted.  The meeting of a requirement or condition. After searching online for “life fulfillment” I read through the page 1 hits and have learned the following: Possible Definitions and Factors of Fulfillment: Living life true to your values Rack up achievements Peace of mind Emotional state Thoughts …

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