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Stay Tuned for My Analysis of the U.S. Presidential Debates

The 2015 – 2016 U.S. Presidential debates begin with the Republican debate on Thursday, August 6. With Trump’s explosive personality, there are sure to be some fireworks. Stay tuned for my comments following each debate. Thursday, August 6, 2015 Fox News … Continue reading

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The 10 Characteristics of a Great Communicator: No. 2 – Enthusiasm

Walter Chrysler had it right when he said, “The real secret of success is enthusiasm.” The successful person is passionate about family, work, friends and life. Moreover, the enthusiastic person attracts people. We like to be around positive, upbeat people. … Continue reading

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Candidates Fail to KISS

As the candidates thrust themselves into the debate last evening, their strategies became clear. President Obama’s objective was to remind the public that he is the president and to portray Romney as an inexperienced and uninformed wanna be. Governor Romney … Continue reading

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Romney Pitch Slapped by Killer Questions

Whenever your objective is to persuade, you must be prepared for the KILLER THREE- three critical questions or objections that you must answer expertly. Failure to do so may derail your entire presentation. Last night’s tension filled U.S. Presidential debate had … Continue reading

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Professor Hankins Grades V. P. Debates: Biden – B+, Ryan – B+

Last night’s U. S. Vice-Presidential Debate was an opportunity for U. S. Vice President Joe Biden to even the score with the Republican ticket as the result of last week’s strong performance by Governor Mitt Romney. What followed during the … Continue reading

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Romney – A, Obama – C+: Professor Hankins Grades First Presidential Debate

University of Denver October 3, 2012 Within a few minutes of the first presidential debate, it was clear, contrary to press reports, that America has a horse race. Governor Mitt Romney appeared friendly, relaxed and confident. President Obama, on the … Continue reading

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The 10 Characteristics of a Great Communicator: No. 1 – Confidence

When it comes to communicating with larger audiences, many people have split personalities: The Real Self and the Presentation Self. The Real Self is confident, comfortable, self-assured and genuine. Think Ronald Reagan, Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy. This … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods’s “Apology” Light on Contrition

Tiger Woods’s 13-minute nationally televised apology this morning, coming some 85 days since slamming his black Cadillac SUV into a front lawn tree, was a generally well crafted message aimed at managing the damage to his career created by the … Continue reading

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Richard Blumenthal’s Lies “Unforgiveable”

By now you have either read or heard about The New York Times article  last week featuring Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s repeated Vietnam War service lies. “This nation has a way of sending young men and women to war and … Continue reading

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Obama Opens Mouth, Inserts Booth Feet

President Obama’s comment during a Wednesday, July 22 national press conference that “the Cambridge police acted stupidly” during a July 16 arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr., a black Harvard University professor, is a matter of speaking before understanding the … Continue reading

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