Classic case of confidence

I have the privilege of training the Down Syndrome Family Network self advocates in the art of public speaking. Our sessions are every quarter and every time I get a gem of a response.   This time we played a “Jeopardy” game in which they had to answer questions selected from a board. Jeff chose … Continue reading

A smile is money … like $65 million

A smile is money … like $65 million

As I stood in front of three favorite West Indies cricketers I could just see the thought scroll through their mind: “Why do we have to sit in an etiquette session?” So I pulled out some numbers. US $65 million. US $44 million. US $42 million They perked up REAL fast. Those are amounts top international … Continue reading

Say What? Rear Window Wisdom

Say What? Rear Window Wisdom

I always find it interesting to read the messages people display on their cars’ rear windows. There are always a good number of religious messages: “Blessed” “Who God hath chosen none shall destroy” Then there are the proclamations of self: “Baby girl” “Da Boss” Then there are the statements of wisdom: “No $ keep walking” … Continue reading