Body Language

In the e-course, Ace Your Interview, I touch on the importance of nonverbal language, also known as body language. Nonverbal language is what helps to create the first impression that we give to people. That takes only 17 seconds, but it is incredibly important! Body language is a most effective communicator. It can give off […]

Graduation

We have been busy celebrating accomplishments and making memories around here. My middle daughter, Beth, graduated from high school and 2 of our nieces graduated from college. Beth’s graduation was a beautiful ceremony that included a video of her growing up set to David Bowie’s “Changes”. My husband and I recorded a charge, which is […]

Chris Kyle Birthday Bash

We were invited by our friend Amy Fish to attend the first annual Chris Kyle Birthday Bash, celebrating the 42nd birthday of the American Sniper. We had seen the movie, but didn’t know what to expect for the evening. It was held at Gilley’s in Dallas and  began with a barbecue buffet with pecan pie […]

Vogue

We got the new Vogue magazine in the mail. I don’t ordinarily look through it, but decided to yesterday. Apparently, fashion today consists of hangry people. I say this because I only counted 15 pictures of people smiling and all the people are emaciated. It was quite eye opening and sad for women of the […]

Trader Joe’s

Sometimes it seems like a day is straight out of Alexander and the Terrible Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day. Yesterday, was a day like that. My daughter and I were taking a little road trip. What started out to be a short little trip turned out to be hours of sitting in traffic, line, […]

For Good

Some people choose to do the right thing because it is right. They aren’t concerned with reward or gratitude of the recipient. Charles Chaffin was one of those people. He chose to take in the orphaned boys of his wife’s brother and give them a home. I can only imagine what chaos was created in […]

The Upcycled Garden

This has been a mild winter in Texas to say the least. Well, mild by the snow standard, but quite destructive by the tornado standard. Our temperatures have been wonderful these past few weeks and spring seems to have sprung all around us. The warmer weather brings about the notion to start some gardening. We […]

TAFE-Texas Association of Fairs and Events

This weekend TAFE held its annual convention at the Hill Country Hyatt, San Antonio. Speak Volumes, Inc’s client, Erin Kinsey (www.erinkinsey.com) was chosen to showcase at the event. Kylie and Kelly worked for weeks to get Erin’s booth just right. Their efforts were rewarded in being given “Best Trade Show Booth 2016”! Way to go […]