Fran Ponick is a speaker, author, commentator, teacher, and coach. She has decades of experience in technical, business, marketing, and proposal writing and editing, and has won awards in journalism, formal poetry, and acting. She has also served as a consultant to DoD. Her book, Only Angels Can Wing It: How to Prepare a Eulogy Quickly and Present It Compassionately, is available from Amazon.com.
All of the world’s problems, solved on your back porch
President Obama does not really have a tangible foreign policy.
The NFL refused to air the Daniel Defense commercial during the Super Bowl because they manufacture firearms and firearm accessories.
Harry Reid may have won the battle, but he is risking all out war.
The biggest critic of President Obama is none other than Senator Obama.
Brazen, leading-edge, “call it like it is” columns and reporting from Ohio native, radio host and writer, Sara Marie Brenner.
Entertainment News and Reviews from Washington, D.C. and beyond.
We’re not all having tea with the Queen you know.
Happiness is attainable. Morning to night. I love to teach, deal with folks that have an issue and really wish to tackle it and write.
Film Reviews and Articles by Kevin Williams
Published 1:03 p.m. November 26, 2013
"The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet. -Ann Landers
Published 10:47 p.m. November 25, 2013
How we talk to each other, our civility in family conversation, receives far less attention than etiquette in public conversation.
Published 6:33 a.m. November 3, 2013
How to recover from contemporary "monkey brain disease."
Published 12:12 p.m. September 11, 2013
Intelligent answers can lead to success. Here's how.
Published 12:52 p.m. September 6, 2013
Don't let lack of confidence or English skills stop you from helping your child in school.
Published 2:02 p.m. August 18, 2013
Achieving success vs. sleeping with the fishes.
Published 3:11 p.m. July 3, 2013
Not a techie? Don't just stand there. Light and sound troubleshooting for emcees.
Published 10:02 a.m. June 17, 2013
Modern life involves too many anxiety-causing decisions. Deal with it now.
Published 12:03 p.m. May 3, 2013
It's not as daunting as you think.
Published 4:56 p.m. April 14, 2013
Polite conversation vs. Capt. Cockalorum and friends.
Published 1:34 a.m. March 8, 2013
It isn't really complicated. Here's how to do it.
Published 3:10 p.m. February 17, 2013
Public speaking is doubly hard if you're smart. Or female.
Published 9:16 a.m. January 28, 2013
More than just reinvention. Here's how to do it.
Published 1:03 p.m. January 5, 2013
Politeness and listening go a long way.
Published 3:23 p.m. December 18, 2012
Politeness isn't the same as docility. Etiquette isn't the same as good manners.