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

Deirdre Van Nest

Deirdre Van Nest       Check Availability Event date* Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY Name*Email* Phone*Event Location* jQuery(document).bind('gform_post_render', function(event, formId, currentPage){if(formId == 2) {if(typeof Placeholders != 'undefined'){ Placeholders.enable(); }jQuery('#input_2_4').mask('(999) 999-9999').bind('keypress', function(e){if(e.which == 13){jQuery(this).blur();} } );} } );jQuery(document).bind('gform_post_conditional_logic', function(event, formId, fields, isInit){} ); jQuery(document).ready(function(){jQuery(document).trigger('gform_post_render', [2, 1]) } ); Deirdre Van Nest is the go-to expert for financial advisors, ... Read More