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Become a Great Communicator With ‘Pitch Perfect’

Posted on 04/18/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentTHE BOOK:  Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time. THE AUTHOR: Bill McGowan, TV correspondent turned media trainer, with  How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time Alisa Bowman. I read three to six books a week for my job as a book reviewer. So I almost never reread anything. Yet I have inhaled Bill McGowan’s new Pitch Perfect three times in three days. >> Sign up for the AARP Leisure Newsletter The reason: Pitch Perfect …

The Opt-Out Revolution: A Boomer Perspective

Posted on 08/10/2013 by |General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeAs a “working mother” since the late 1980s, I’ve read — even written — countless stories over the years on challenges of trying to juggle kids and a career. Media attention to the topic always kicks up a conversation: From the mommy track and the mommy wars to opting out and leaning in, these articles have all wrestled with the same basic question: Is it really possible for women to  “have it all” — or at least a manageable balance? The …