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23 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments Ideas for Sales and Marketing


Fun announcement! I am hosting a LIVE video chat with Jennifer Gluckow and Jeffrey Gitomer on next Monday, October 26 at 5:30pm Eastern! Unless they jump on sometime between now and then, I think this is going to be their inaugural appearance on this platform, and I’m thrilled to be the catalyst. You’re invited to witness this […]

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11 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Marketing Passion Blabstorm


Just the other night I had the chance to introduce my friend @marketingmiker (A.K.A. Mike Rudd) to It was the second time hosting my own Blab and Mike’s first time using the platform. You wouldn’t know it was Mike’s first time from the ease at which he participated in the live video chat event (it must […]

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20 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Are You Doing Stuff or Doing Shit?


Just this week I discovered the Do Sh!t Podcast hosted by Amanda Mock* and Natalie Jean Miller and I’ve been consuming episodes at a rate of two per day. I first became aware of Natalie Jean during a month long experiment last August to create a video every singe day during the month of August in […]

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17 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Lagniappe, Learning, and Louis Armstrong


Many students of many ages are all going “back to school” today. I wasn’t aware of it because I have any school age children, I knew it was happening because of all the back-to-school sales being promoted by stores and by all the Facebook posts of relief by my friends who do have school age children. […]

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14 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Growing Up In A Mansion Of Words


 I was reminiscing recently about the Scholastic Book Club from my elementary school days. The fun of poring through the cheap newsprint catalog and trying to choose among the best books, the anticipation of waiting days and weeks to finally get the books delivered to your classroom, and then the enjoyment of digging through the […]

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13 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Ideas that pop into your head

A Piece of Popcorn

Have you ever wondered how a piece of popcorn pops? There’s actually a small amount of water with some starch that is trapped inside the outer shell of the kernel. When the kernel is heated the water turns to steam and expands, applying pressure against the inside of the shell which causes an explosion.. The […]

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11 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

12 Ruminations on Writing Daily


Intellectually I understand the value of creating daily blog posts. Successful people I admire post daily. Each of these people has told me to my face that posting a daily blog has been the difference-maker in growing their business and booking increasing amount of speaking gigs. And yet, I resist. This year I started doing […]

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21 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Flip The Dip


Which gives you more satisfaction… starting something new or finishing something old? A lot of folks (maybe you) are easily bored or distracted and jump from one project to the next without ever finishing what they started. There is a freshness and excitement to starting a new project that is difficult to overcome. I’ll admit to struggling with […]

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02 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

“Ordinary” means you’re doing it wrong


I love having conversations over a meal, but I hate the time it takes to prepare (and clean-up!), so I tend to dine out a lot in order to maximize my enjoyment of interesting table talk while minimizing the labor required to achieve it. As a result I have experienced some of the best and some of […]

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29 April 2015 ~ 1 Comment

The Awesome Door


Last week I saw the really cool video Dove released about their experiment in several parts of the world where they gave woman the choice to enter a store through two doors; one labeled “Average” and one labeled “Beautiful”.  It was an interesting (and somewhat sad) choice to watch women make for themselves, without any obvious outside influence. Was […]

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