Entries by Brian Patrick Jensen

Inspiration that Speaks for Itself

This 2011 TED-Talk featuring film critic Roger Ebert offers inspiration that speaks for itself. A popular television personality, Ebert was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in 2002 and later salivary gland cancer.  In 2006, Ebert suffered life-threatening complications after jaw surgery to remove more cancerous tissue.

Tragic Death Reminds Perseverance

“We grow when our life sucks.” Believe it or not, that was the headliner on a recent post in Psychology Today. Sure, it’s not exactly clinical terminology, but profoundly accurate nevertheless. When we are satisfied we don’t move. But when life sucks, we do. Yet pain, in itself, does not necessarily evoke positive motion. Sometimes […]

CART Enhanced Communications

Equal Listening Opportunity If you are a public speaker committed to equal listening opportunity for all, then you gotta have Communications Access Realtime Translation (CART). With CART, everything that is said is “captioned” live for deaf and hard of hearing folks. Think of CART as closed captioning for non-broadcast settings, such as classrooms, churches, training meetings […]

Avoid Isolation and Live!

Lifelines Lifelines for People with Hearing Loss is a worthy read in the New York Times which did well to raise awareness about the extraordinary challenges faced by millions of people who are hard of hearing.  It parlayed to medical evidence correlating progressive hearing loss and dementia; and it theorized that those who suffer gradual […]

Leadership Writing Precisely

Sharing with Passion There is high merit to sharing ideas with passion.  The Internet has cinched it. It levels the playing field for thought leaders from all walks of life. Less appealing is the Followers game.  On Twitter it is accounting by Retweets, Mentions and, well, Followers.  On Facebook, the chase is for Fans, Likes, Comments […]