Be Transparent

After navigating my way through a 24-year career in communications, I’ve come to place transparency as the key priority to any successful campaign, speech, presentation, proposal or simple business interaction. People are tired of “spin.” They want to know the facts, the truth and what they can do to fix their problems.

At a recent deaf event I attended with my 14-year old daughter, a first-year ASL (American Sign Language) student, my eyes were opened to a whole new world of transparent communication. Notice, I said my eyes were open! These young deaf students depend on facial expressions, lip reading and even interpreters to navigate through a hearing world. I had a glimpse into what it means to effectively communicate face-to-face with no judgment, bias or filters. Continue reading