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Your BONUS Communcation Resources are below. CLICK HERE or scroll down to get  your Cool Tools for Speaking STRONG.

Thanks for taking this step in your SpeakSTRONG Journey toward communication exellence. Let me know how I can help you in your communication practice.




What if everyone in your office or company practiced communication excellence too? What if you all had the same tools for communication empowerment? Can you imagine an office or organization where everyone says what they mean and mean what they say, without being mean when they say it? Or, better yet, if they say what they mean and mean what they say, with the conscious intention of empowering excellence?

I offer books by the box at a great price. Plus, I throw in a free half hour webinar to guide your team in how to use the books to create a positive communication culture. 

Click here to learn more about books buy the box. 



Cool Tools audio:  (Click to play now. To download right-click and save as; mac-users: control-click.)
A discussion of the Cool Tools Phrases, Formulas and Katas 42 minutes.

Cool Toolls eBook: Download PDF

Printable Formulas

Be “ADEPT” at Saying No: Download PDF

“A-FIRM: what you want: Download PDF

Get CLEAR with others: Download PDF

LISTEN well: Download PDF

Ultimate Communication Formula: Download PDF

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Meryl Runion, MSCI, CSP, Creator of the SpeakSTRONG Method

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Circling the Line of Continuous Improvement

Linear goes straight. Intuitive circles. Continuous Improvement circles the line of improvement options. 

spiralContinuous Improvement is one of the guiding principles of lean thinking. How do you keep leaning forward? Lean strives towards perfection, while knowing that perfection is not a static state. That means everything is subject to curious inquiry. 

So this week, as I’ve been creating the perfect title for my presentation on lean communication, It’s a creative process, which means I need to allow lots of room for circling intuition. I invited input from many others. Paul gave input that hit home deeply. I created a title. Lee loved it with minor tweaks. Kelli had a very different idea altogether. Karyn took a new direction with it. And me? I am patiently circling the line of continuous improvement as I move toward the ecstatically – as opposed to statically – perfect title. 

Johnny Cash walked the line. At the moment, I’m circling it. And while part of me wished my temporary title team would just tell me I’m perfect already, I am willing to circle the line until the deadline arrives or I get so inspired by what I/we come up with, the only think I can say is WOW!

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Your communication resources are below

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Plus, I have another opportunity that will help you on your SpeakSTRONG Journey, communicating in our beyond-busy world. 



Here’s the thing. Today 81% of employers say that communication skill is a first priority for people they hire. It’s not enough to be skilled. It’s not enough to know what you’re talking about. You need to know how to have the everyday and the critical conversations that lean forward. Otherwise your words will be added noise instead of ideas that are heard above the noise. The right words make all the difference. 


To take advantage of this promotion now, order one of my books from any of the retailers below – or from me. Send me your reciept and I’ll send you a link to these bonuses. 


Beyond-Busy Bonus 

PowerPhrases! and SpeakSTRONG are my foundational resources for Speaking STRONG.

PowerPhrases! gives you the actual words to say in hundreds of situations.

SpeakSTRONG gives you communication do’s and don’ts to develop effective communication skills.

You don’t even have to read them cover to cover to benefit. Keep them handy for when you need the skills and the words. It’s like having a communication expert on your desk talking you through the tight spots and sticky situations.

A great offer for you.

Take the next step by getting those two great resources and I’ll send you my Cool Tools for Speaking Strong audio and eBook. It tells you how to use five communication formulas to say what you mean and mean what you say without being mean when you say it. I call it my Beyond-Busy Bonus.

Take advantage of this special promotion now and find out how easy it can be to communicate effectively, even in our beyond busy world.

Buy PowerPhrases Now > Amazon | 800-Ceo-read | BN | Borders | IndieBound

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Sample chapters

Dont know which one to get? Get them both – or download sample chapters to decide.

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Here are the SpeakSTRONG Downloads you registered for

Beyond-Busy audio (Click to play now. To download right-click and save as; mac-users: control-click.)
Find out how to communicate to cut through the chaos of our beyond-busy world.  43 minutes.

PowerPhrases Quick Reference Guide (download pdf)
Phrases you’ll use every day.

PowerPhrases Generator (download pdf)
A simple graph to help you include head, heart and will in your communication 

Six Secrets of PowerPhrases (download pdf)
Tips to create your own PowerPhrases to say what you mean and mean what you say without being mean when you say it. 

SpeakSTRONG Newsletter: Click on the link in the email you received. Contact me if you have any questions. (I do answer my own phone.) 

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New Year, New You Update

Welcome! The New You New Year Webinar is good to go, and the info is the same as your last email. It’s posted below.

Should you have any trouble opening the webpage, you can follow along with this PDF.



The webinar is scheduled for 11 AM Mountain time, which is 1 PM Eastern time on January 6 th.

Check your email and this page for updates on login details. The webinar is currently scheduled for this url:

and this call-in number. 


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The number has changed from what I originally posted. 

Here’s what I’d like for you to do to prepare.

1. Review my Some Boats Need to be Rocked article. 

2. Check out my Facebook pledge and decide whether it’s right for you to take the pledge. 

3. Watch my video called The Unpaved Path to Opportunity. I will be discussing points from it in the webinar.

4. Read my post about the three keys to transformation a moniker, motto and motivating image.

5. Think of what your moniker, motto and motivating image for your communication makeover would be.

I will post the PowerPoint the morning of the webinar for a back up, and the link will be on this page. 

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I appreciate your order

Thank you for letting me help you with your communication development.

If you have problems or concern – ideas or insights – great news or tales of progress, please share them with me.

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