1. THE CHALLENGE of repeating a successful speaking performance

  2. How can I match what I did previously? This is a question public speakers face regularly. Repeating a successful performance presents a challenge because factors that impact communication change from moment-to-moment and individuals must be ready to adapt to fluid circumstances. Former Rockets coach and current ABC/ESPN basketball analyst Jeff Van Gundy continually expresses his […]

  3. HOUSTON VOTER PROFILE: What does the electorate look like today? What effect might it have on the 2015 Mayoral Election

  4. This statistical profile of the population, voting age population citizen voting age population and registered voters for Blacks, Asians, Hispanics and Whites in the City of Houston is based on the author’s tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2000, 2010 and 2013 Census Population estimates and American Community Survey (ACS). Voter registration approximations are on based […]

  5. A LIFE-LONG STRUGGLE: Communicating well in English is a never-ending objective for an immigrant

  6. A LIFE-LONG STRUGGLE: Communicating well in English is a never-ending objective for an immigrant I aspire to communicate well in English. As an immigrant who arrived in the United States at the age of 9, a limited vocabulary and the lack of knowledge of how to use a period or a comma made learning to communicate an […]

  7. MLK’S TIMELESS LESSON: It takes courageous leadership to achieve high-minded objectives

  8. “I just want to leave a committed life behind”. That is a pronouncement from Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) which was seared in my mind the moment I read it when I was 16-years of age. It was a sentence in an excerpt of King’s Drum Major Instinct sermon which I stumbled upon while browsing […]

  9. Exhorting Students to be Attentive

  10. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today. I am very appreciative for the invitation. I am honored to be here but a bit apprehensive about speaking. You see every time I am asked to speak to teenagers I think about my years as a teen. And I think about the prophetic words […]