Thank you, for Not Shaking Hands

By Alexandra Maragha The Holy month of Ramadan is a time of worship and reflection for over a billion Muslims around the world. Fasting, or not eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset, is an act of worship meant to purify the body, mind, and soul, from temptation while building humility through thanking God. In Islam, there are many other elements which are deemed as … Continue reading Thank you, for Not Shaking Hands

The Most Important Lesson from “Game of Thrones”: The Power of Storytelling

By Alexandra Maragha *Spoiler Alert* The end of an era has come. After eight seasons and 10 years, Game of Thrones has finished leaving fans and the world with a different outlook than when it started. For some, positive and for others, incomplete. Despite supporting Bran as the new king, or not, or the dis-satisfaction of Daenerys Targaryen or Jon Snow not taking the Iron … Continue reading The Most Important Lesson from “Game of Thrones”: The Power of Storytelling

How “Game of Thrones” Season Eight Episode Five, “The Bells” Brought the “Tyrion Lannister Effect”; and it is a Lesson for Us All

By Alexandra Maragha *Spoiler Alert* Despite recapping the history of the series Game of Thrones, or the books, let’s focus on the commanding episode five in season eight. If you have watched to this point, then you are in it all. The most astounding part of the episode, “The Bells,” is when Daenerys Targaryen rides on her dragon and burns King’s Landing, murdering thousands of … Continue reading How “Game of Thrones” Season Eight Episode Five, “The Bells” Brought the “Tyrion Lannister Effect”; and it is a Lesson for Us All

The Politics of the Pen: Is the Ink relevant?

By Alexandra Maragha Agenda setting, rhetoric, and bias. These are all examined as the written word is used to report and document events and provide facts based on the event that can stimulate further discussion about that which deems relevance. Relevancy  Is what is recorded deemed relevant which can interject into the actions of events, or, do events stimulate a discussion that can be relevant … Continue reading The Politics of the Pen: Is the Ink relevant?

A Word is Worth 1,000 Meanings

By Alexandra Maragha The words that are chosen to describe and illuminate a literary and actual sense of communication and messaging are chosen with purpose to create a precise vision. When words are chosen to use in messages, they should be carefully examined in order to understand the true implications that a single word may have on an audience, as words may be worth 1,000 meanings. … Continue reading A Word is Worth 1,000 Meanings

Timing is Everything

By Alexandra Maragha While messages and information are always constant, the most memorable messages arise not from content or source, but from the timing. Timing is everything. The most efficient communicators know exactly when to say what they have to say. Even the most important and relevant information is carefully evaluated before being released and communicated. From one on one communication in personal settings to … Continue reading Timing is Everything