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Speaking from Experience: on what business speakers can learn from comedians

By Wayne Cotter I enjoyed this Forbes piece drawing tips for business presenters from the practice of standup comedy. There’s some good advice in there. And, as usual, I have something to add. When I emcee corporate events, my years of standup experience has given me the instincts to: Keep audiences engaged and receptive with energy and humor Improvise and ... Read More

Tapping into The Power of Your Network

Musicians have known it for years… we are stronger together than we are alone. And while collaborating has always been part of music’s culture, today’s rock stars have taken networking and collaboration to an entirely new level. “Eastside” is currently a huge hit for Benny Blanco, Halsey, and Khalid. The three performers co-wrote the song with two more writers, including ... Read More

Life Lessons from the Oldest and Wisest – and How It Will Impact Your Business TODAY

3 Minute Read By David Romanelli The baby boomer population is 74 million strong and 10,000 boomers are turning 65 each day. The surge in the aging population is often called The Silver Tsunami. What is your business' perception of this aging population? Are they on your business’ radar? How do you incorporate them into your business’ strategy? Over the past five years, I have ... Read More

Embracing Your Opposite

By Steve Jones  John knew that he needed Paul. Paul made John’s dark, bluesy, and melancholy songs happier. He added more melody and harmony. And likewise, John made Paul’s optimistic and melodic songs deeper and more brooding. That’s what made Lennon/McCartney into the most successful songwriting duo in rock history. Together they wrote some of the biggest hits of their … Read More

How to Survive the Terrible Twenties: Baby Steps, Power Moves, and Positivity

By Michelle Rigby Assad You’ve done it. You’ve survived college: you mastered new exam formats, obtained all necessary credits and walked the plank in graduation gown and mortarboard. Now what? What lies on the other side of that graduation can be shocking. Some lucky souls slide into their planned careers without complication. I was not one of those. There was ... Read More

Missing Person Report

By Dave Romanelli I spent the last month doing something entirely irresponsible. I stopped doing most of my work, emails, social media, blogging. I wish I could tell you it was a social experiment to unplug. But truthfully, it was the only choice I had. While “trying” to write my new book, I realized I could no longer think deeply and ... Read More


By Bill Wooditch When people set out on a new venture or fail at something, one of the few common sentiments seem to be about doing your best. But what does trying your best really mean? At face value, it can mean that you did try your hardest, and put in your all towards something. Doing your best is indeed that, and ... Read More