Become a Great Communicator With ‘Pitch Perfect’

THE 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 …

Women Team Up to ‘Ban Bossy’ and Encourage Girls to Lead

If you’ve got a young girl in your life – a daughter, a niece, a granddaughter, a young friend – here’s a campaign you definitely should know about:  Ban Bossy. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, author of the best-selling book Lean In, has joined forces with a group of high powered women – including former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, CEO of the Girl Scouts Anna Maria Chávez,  and a host of celebrity spokespeople – to launch a public service campaign …

Weighing In on Sandberg’s “Lean In”

I’ve got 25 years on Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook honcho whose new book has people talking about how far women have come in the world of work. But much more than mere age separates the two of us. Sandberg is unabashedly ambitious, and she urges readers of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead to follow her example. Me, I’m not so ambitious – or perhaps I should say I’m nowhere near as ambitious as I was at …