Making the Speaking Business More Customer Focused

How Patterns Boost Our Performance… Without Even Knowing It

Humans are creatures of habits, and these habits can be analyzed and codified into rules that help us perform better. Many times, we’re not even aware of the habits that control our choices. Conside the child’s game, Rock-Paper-Scissors. The odds of winning are one in three. At least, that’s…

Read More

Is your personality helping or hurting your business?

As an entrepreneur, you’re often the face of your company, and your ability to capture attention, to fascinate others—clients, employees, strategic partners, influencers—can make or break a business. Every time you communicate, you’re doing one of two things: You’re adding value… You’re taking up space. If you’re taking up…

Read More

Stop Harping on Generational Differences

Upon hearing a statistic that 83 percent of millennials sleeps with their cell phones, a baby boomer CEO exclaimed to me, who happens to be a millennial, “These people are from a different planet!” Vociferous feelings about younger generations gave existed for thousands of years. Hesiod, a Greek poet…

Read More

The Birth of Innovation

Three hundred years ago, during the Age of Enlightenment, the coffee house became the center of innovation. Back then, most people went from drinking beer to consuming coffee (i.e. from being tipsy to being wired) and ideas started exploding. The details of this story are important (and fun) one…

Read More