Best Audience-

I was at a New York Conference and found myself sitting next to Lucie Arnaz- an actress, singer ,dancer ,producer and daughter of Lucille Ball  and Desi Arnaz of I Love Lucy TV show.

At the break in the session I turned to Lucie Arnaz and remarked that one of my Hollywood High School classmates, the world famous comedian Carol Burnett  had said something  incredibly complimentary  about her mother that I have never forgotten

I told her that Carol Burnett remarked that in real life, Lucy was so different from her public persona  on the “I Love Lucy Show”.  Carol said’ “Whenever I talked to Lucy, she became my best audience.”

She was saying that Lucy truly listened, cared, empathized and actively was there for Carol.

I thought to myself- Oh wow. For how many people ,friends, family, colleagues, negotiating partners and others am I their best audience?

What might happen in the next time when we are with someone and we truly become  their best audience?

Always good to hear from you and I always respond back.

Keep flying and soaring-


Robert D. Rutherford, Ph.D.
RGI-NO to GO Programs
1195 Fairfield Drive
Boulder, CO 80305
Tel: (303) 494-9444

The NO to GO The Successful Negotiator program presented by Dr. Rutherford, is the nations longest standing professional development and negotiation program offered at any major university or institution of higher learning (California Institute of Technology) developed and presented by the same instructor.