Hi! I'm Karen Friedman and I live in the Philadelphia area with my handsome husband, two wonderful boys, neurotic cat and psychotic dog. I'm the author of Shut Up and Say Something: Business Communication Strategies to Overcome Challenges and Influence Listeners and a columnist for American Business Journals nationwide. I head Karen Friedman Enterprises which teaches people how to become more compelling communicators. I'm a former television news reporter who loves to write, travel and meet new people. Learning and interesting conversations always make me tick. I love my family, friends, the beach and can't wait to get up in the morning, well most mornings anyway!!