Milo's periodic journal of
learning, life-tips, and laughter

Nursing a Rough Work Relationship

A coaching client of mine, "Claudia", works in a hospital. She was clearly distracted and sidetracked me with a tale of woe at work.  While it was not public-speaking related, it was about workplace communication, so I wanted to help if possible.
(Note:  With her permission, I've changed a few of the details in this story to protect her anonymity, but the majority of the story is true and could be applied to any work situation.)

Claudia was extremely frustrated by a nurse in her unit whose work habits were affecting others.  "Missy" was rushing through her admittance of patients and not doing thorough assessments of them. Worse, she did completely read over and convey previous doctors' notes so that other nurses working with those patients later would be aware of medical history and concerns. 

As you might be guessing, this underreporting lead to a big problem...

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Public Speaking Tip of the Day

Connecting thoughts effectively from one PowerPoint slide to the next makes you look more professional than advancing, looking at the slide on the screen, and then talking about it. 

For more on how this works, read this short article that I wrote on the topic.

One of the many tips in "Public Speaking: Get A's, Not Zzzzzz's!":


Coming really soon for the next generation:
Upcoming ezine will offer a great discount!

Exciting news for Milo

Before I ever got a chance to promote it to my mailing list, my new book (above) made it to the top of the Kindle list in its category of youth non-fiction!  Hopefully, parents and teens are already enjoying and learning based on that.

Still, I'd love to be able to say that it made it to the top of the Amazon list, not just the Kindle one.  To help with that, keep watching for a promotion where I'll be lowering the cost of the paperback for a day to as low as Amazon will let me (probably around $3 instead of $19.95)  

I love my Kindle, but I believe these books on public speaking are way better read on paper.  Don't treat these copies preciously.  I want them written in, highlighted, notated in the margins, and so on.  These should be an ongoing personalized resource for you -- which can't be done on a Kindle. 

Hope you'll consider getting a copy on the big day -- either for yourself or that special teen in your life.

By the way, the teen book is extremely similar to the adult version; I mostly just changed the examples and the tone to make it more accessible to a younger audience.  Adults can still learn a lot from it.

Today's joke

At age 86, Morty and Rhoda are having a quiet night at home. 

Rhoda, in the upstairs bedroom, feels amorous.  She calls downstairs, "Morty, come upstairs and make love to me!"

Morty walks slowly over to the staircase.  He looks at the 15 steps up to the second floor, pauses, and says, "I can do one or the other, Rhoda...but not both."

Today's featured video

Sometimes potential clients ask if I have video of myself coaching so that they can see me in action.  I wouldn't ask a client to sit there and allow his whole session to be taped, but I DO have a video from the keynote named after my book, "Public Speaking: Get A's, Not Zzzzzz's!" where one can see a few of the things that I talk about in coaching.  Enjoy!


See?  Told you the newsletters would be light and helpful. 

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