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WYSIWYG, or What You See Is What You Get, is most commonly an acronym referring to web content displayed during editing that appears very similar to the final output (as defined in Wikipedia). I like "WYSIWYG" kind of people. The personal attribute that comes closest to this acronym is TRANSPARENCY. I've been thinking a lot about this quality lately. Transparency, I believe, is one of the most prevalent characteristics in great leaders, yesterday and today. It sprung to mind again this weekend with the passing of Walter Cronkite. His iconic "That's the way it was..." nightly sign-off embodied an entire day, or a human story, or an experience in one simple sentence. Mr. Cronkite was known and loved for being the real thing. He took his job as a reporter seriously in his straight up, this-is-what-you-need-to-know style of imparting the world's news. But, it was his most human, uncensored, and... Read more →


HOW TO MAKE SHOW-STOPPING PRESENTATIONS Here's a piece of news that may surprise you. Some of our best and most Award-winning actors are indeed methodical planners, contrary to wide-spread belief, and the way they get to the performance is through a careful, tried and true method of breaking down a script and peeling back the layers of their character. They break it apart scientifically and then put it together in a way that is unique to them and them alone. Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day Lewis & Meryl Streep are three brilliant examples of analytical actors who dissect their roles like a med student to a cadaver. And, their performances are renowned. Who can forget Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lector's chilling persona in "Silence of the Lambs?" That came from studied analysis and rehearsal. Thinking like an actor will enable you to make bolder, more interesting and enticing presentations or pitches. This... Read more →