Maintain your old Siemens Hipath system

Borne Upon the Wings of Words

How often do you have opportunities every day to exercise your power of communication--encouraging a coworker, appreciating a spouse, guiding a child?

Whenever I visit the Washington, DC area, I usually present a seminar or two at First Class, a Lifelong Learning Center near DuPont Circle. I arrived at the DuPont Circle Metro rail stop about 5:00 p.m. on a dreary, rainy day--right on schedule. The longest escalator in the world is the one at DuPont Circle! It CRAWLS from the basement to STREET at a steep 45 DEGREE angle. I weighted down by a rather large black leather briefcase in one hand and a bag of books in the other hand--hard cover, 208-page Millennium Primer books!

Hundreds of people moved toward the escalators like a giant bug bulging at the sides. I put my foot onto the metal monster to begin the ride up. It was dead still! I looked for the elevator-no way. There was a crush of people behind me and a dead escalator in front of me. Not to worry, in a short while I'd be at the top and on my way. I started off at a brisk pace.

About a third of the way up, it seemed like something had attached itself to my heels and was slowing me down. After a while, I noticed that people were PASSING me! They must be in some fitness program, I thought.

Just past midway I stopped, perspiration oozing out of every pore. I put down the briefcase and book bag and heaved one deep breath after another. That's when I saw the last set of feet disappear at the top of the escalator. At the bottom of the escalator there was a guard, and another mob of people. I was alone on the escalator. "The guard is going to start the escalator," I thought. What a relief! I picked up my things, slowly walked a few more steps, stopped and looked back. The escalator didn't move. Then a youthful female voice floated up the escalator, "Go ahead! You can do it!" It was quickly followed by a chorus. "You can do it!" Energy rushed through my body. That group had shot life back into me and put a smile on my face.

The POWER of communication! With those few words of encouragement, that young woman had inspired me and lifted me up the stairs. How often do you have opportunities every day to exercise your power of communication--encouraging a coworker, appreciating a spouse, guiding a child? Think about it! Words can be the wind beneath our wings.

Jo Condrill is a professional speaker, author, and consultant. She led a group of 3,000 volunteers in Toastmasters International District 27 to reach the number one ranking in 1992. She served on their Board of Directors from 1994-1996. Jo's book, "101 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills Instantly," has been translated into Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Turkish, and Arabic. It is available worldwide.

In The News:

55 elephants starve to death in Zimbabwe after drought
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:08:00 +0100
At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the last two months in Zimbabwe's biggest national park.

Japan braces for more storms after braving deadly typhoon
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:02:00 +0100
Japan will be hit by two more storms a week after it was devastated by a deadly typhoon.

Why newspapers across Australia have redacted their front pages
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 04:01:00 +0100
Australia's major newspapers have published redacted front pages in a coordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy.

Hacks 'carried out by Russian group disguised as Iranian cyber spies'
Sun, 20 Oct 2019 22:28:00 +0100
Suspected Russia-linked hackers have attacked dozens of countries, including Britain, disguised as Iranian cyber spies, UK and US intelligence agencies have revealed.

Franco's remains to be exhumed from state mausoleum on Thursday
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:12:00 +0100
The remains of dictator Francisco Franco will be exhumed from a state mausoleum on Thursday, the Spanish government has announced.

Erfahrungen mit Pallhuber Wein
Agen Bola SBOBET Terpercaya

Travel in comfort and at your leisure with CT Airlink Limousine & Car Service for top quality private transportation and exceptional customer service. We operate Sedans, SUVs & Vans for CT Car Services to covering all Connecticut airports including Car Service from CT to Newark Airport , Mohegan Casino Uncasville CT, Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket CT, Manhattan Cruise Terminal NYC, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal NYC and Bayonne Cruise Terminal NJ. CT Airlink hire licensed and friendly chauffeurs who have in-depth knowledge of the Areas.

Go Where No Man Or Woman Has Gone Before

"It`s life Jim but not as we know it." -SpockIn... Read More

Everyone Has Been Hurt...Part 3

Continued....When I turned 18 years old, I met a new... Read More

Five Minutes Before the Miracle

Even though this article was next on my idea list,... Read More

Nine Things More Important than Capital

When starting any enterprise or business, whether it is full-time... Read More

A Dream is Just a Dream ... Or is It?

Some people dismiss dreams as nonsense, thought patterns running amuck... Read More

Make Life Work: Repair the Relationship with Yourself

What areas of your life are working well? Career? Finances?Relationships?... Read More

Fashionably Late

Direct Answers - Column for the week of January 6,... Read More

How Do You Read the Bible?

Here's a simple parable with an important moral.Each mirror, you... Read More

I Am?

?you are, he is, she is, they are? But you... Read More

Heavy Weather Guide

Direct Answers - Column for the week of April 26,... Read More


Life is what happens to you, while you are making... Read More

Super Mom, Wonder Woman, Energizer Mommy or Just Mom

Have you ever sat down to watch the evening news... Read More

Ever Wondered Why Everyone Else is Moving On, Except You?

"I attend courses, read books, listen to CD's, yet I... Read More

Labor That Works Miracles

(excerpted from The Challenge to Succeed series)Two thousand years ago... Read More

Live After 40

"For man, as a specie, and unlike other inhabitants of... Read More

Create Your Way Out of It

When life has you feeling less than happy, and you... Read More

Whats Simple?

If you walk up to a stranger in the grocery... Read More

Top 20 Love Quotations

"In real love you want the other person's good. In... Read More

Getting Past Those Blah Days

Get It OutWhen something is bothering you, whether be a... Read More

More Than I Can Bare

One of my long time best friends called me the... Read More

Embracing Your Wildness

As small children, we were all wild. Not unlike the... Read More

Leaving The Child Behind. Recovery From Child Abuse

I looked at my father for the last time before... Read More

How to Pray on Water! Announcing Life-Changing Bible Code - Discover Amazing Water Scriptures!

Water is the source of life, yet so few of... Read More

Money or Faith?

I've been to 64-countries, and yes money comes in handy,... Read More

Make A Difference - Just Go Make A Difference!

Three Words That Can Help Us Live Exceptional LivesCertain words... Read More