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Phyllis Mindell founded and has led Well-Read since
1979, overseeing its growth into an international
supplier of the worlds finest communications
seminars and leadership development programs. Well-Reads
customers benefit from her commitment to meet their
precise requirements swiftly and with measurable
an original thinker in her fields, she has written four books
and dozens of articles, columns, and research papers on all
aspects of leadership, language, and communications. Power
Reading was selected one of the thirty best business
books of the year and provides the foundation of all Well-Reads
reading seminars. Her other books, How To Say
It for Executives, A
Womans Guide to the Language of Success, Communicating
With Confidence and Power and How to Say It
for Women, have
sold over 100,000 copies and been translated into German,
Chinese, and Arabic. In addition, Well-Reads series of womens seminars
and speeches have enriched the lives of thousands all over
the world. Phylliss message, that women can lead and
succeed without compromising their femininity, integrity,
or moral compass, shines as a beacon for women at every professional
An engaging, inspiring, and provocative
speaker, she has keynoted and addressed major international audiences. Well-Read and Dr. Mindell count among their
clients dozens of corporations, universities, and medical schools. In the newest venture, she is crafting seminars and resources to help parents apply current research to daily experiences that foster language development, reading, and writing in their children.
She earned the doctorate from the University
of Rochester, the MS from City College of New York, and
the BA from Brooklyn College. She has also done postdoctoral
study in neurolinguistics, literature, and writing. Dr.
Mindell holds the title of adjunct professor at Georgetown
Medical School, where she helps scientists and doctors hone their professional and patient communication skills.
After the death in 2011 of her husband and partner, Marvin I. Mindell, she moved Well-Read's office to Washington DC. Her children, Joseph Mindell, Ossie Borosh, David and Pamela Mindell, and grandchildren Ari, Samuel, Lucia, and Clara light up her life.
Well-Read designs and supplies advanced communications and leadership seminars.
From our offices in Washington, DC. Our Family of Experts
serves three major audiences: professionals and business people who
must absorb and express ideas and information quickly, powerfully,
and efficiently; leaders who must share their visions; and companies
must ready their workforces for the communications requirements of
the digital era.
How Does Well-Read Serve Our Clients?
Our services include:
- On-site seminars anywhere in the world
- Custom programs in our
areas of expertise
- Private labeling for
- Speeches for major
- Private coaching for
For more detailed information or a proposal, please
or call (202) 362-4338.
Do you hear words like these at your firm?
||I was just wondering...
||Im the boss you
do what I want.
||I disagree with you...
||Im not really sure
how I feel about this but it sort of sounds good.
||I feel this project is really
||I dont have enough
time to finish that job.
||I expect you to do this now.
||I get bombarded by reading
||I have a Ph.D. but feel like a
dummy when I have to lead my organization.
||I read perfectly well and
immediately forget what it said.
||I know how you feel
||It takes me too long to write
anything, then it doesnt look right.
||Id rather die than
give a presentation.
||No one listens to anyone else
||Our meetings start late, end
late, and often end in rancor.
||My team acts like a kindergarten
||Im so excited.
||Shes a good manager
yet she remains a woman.
These sentences reflect the kinds of weak, poor,
inefficient communications that crush your bottom line, poison your
work atmosphere, interfere with your customer relationships, and speed
the departures of your valued employees.
Business and professional people spend most of their work time
reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This means that you spend
most of your salary and benefit money on communications: if you add
efficiency and power, youll see immediate, concrete benefits.
Well-Read delivers those benefits through quality learning
Since 1979, Well-Read has researched, designed, and presented the
worlds finest communications and leadership seminars. Contrary to
the popular view that communication and leadership are
"soft" skills, we assert the they are "hard,"
measurable, and essential if businesses are to succeed. Our programs
differ from others in ways that ensure your employees learn more,
learn faster, learn deeply:
- Small classes
- Research-based original programs
- Extensive materials and resource packages
- Pre- and post- individual consultations
- Reduced classroom time
- Guaranteed, measurable behavioral changes
- Expert consultants no generalist
- Special features such as transcript analysis, electronic
support, and others created to speed and compress learning
Family of Experts includes specialists in all aspects of language,
leadership, and communications: we have no generalist
"instructors." This means that the consulting team on
each job brings the specific skills that job demands. For example,
a recent Leadership Week
tapped experts in leadership, advanced reading, speech writing,
film direction, audiovisuals, drama, and team communications.
Recent speeches: (Phyllis Mindell)
- Giving Voice to Leadership NY State Association
for Women in Administration
- Clear Scientific Writing Georgetown
- Language that Heals Georgetown Medical
- Language and Power: What We Learn From Charlotte's
Bryant College Women's Summit, Northstar Network, MPI
- A Developmental Approach to Leadership
- Language as Hope University of Rochester
- Running the World: A Guide to Leadership
- The Language of the Scientific Presentation, University of Michigan Medical
- Power Reading, Boston Center for Adult Education
- The Language of Leadership, American Association of Medical Colleges
- Executive Writing, Hispanic Association for Professional Advancement
- Clear Writing in the Sciences, Georgetown University Medical School
- The Language of Instruction, American Society for Training & Development
- Women, Language, and Power: A Global Perspective, Xerox Intl. Women's Conference,
- On the Money: The Language of Success in the Financial World, Boston Financial
- The End of Babel: Toward a Global Language of Success, Bausch & Lomb
- Business Conversations, Paychex Executive Development Program
- Language for Women Who Lead, Greater Rochester Assn. Women Attorneys
- Engineering Success, Society of Women Engineers Regional Conference
- Governing and Leading Through Language, State of PA Leadership Development
- Our Heroes, Ourselves: Leadership Lessons From the Matriarchs, NEWBO
- Women and Reading, Gannett Newspapers
- Language for Women in the Executive Suite, Citibank Executive Forum
- Toward a Humane Political Rhetoric, Republican Women's Club
- The Language of Success, Women in Communications
- Corporate Values and Corporate Reality, Eastman Kodak Managers' Forum
- Aliteracy and Its Dangers, Chautauqua Institution
- Luncheon Keynote Speaker, The Woman's Summit at