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Take Ownership of Your Life / Career

A popular topic with managers who want me to speak at their company is "Take Ownership of Your Life / Career".  In my research on how people navigate the gap between potential and performance, talking ownership (the good and the bad) of their own actions is a proven...

Feeling “Meh”. Fine Is Not Good Enough

Feeling MEH is not a good thing.  We all deserve more. Don't settle. How are you?  "Fine".  We hear that answer far too often from people. Are they really fine?  And it so, is that enough? The truth is I know what it is to be feelinig "Meh". Is "Fine" that much better...

Conference Attendee Recruitment – Experience Is Key

Live Events Rock. Reading an article by Samantha Whitehorne on the ASAE Blog, "How To Get Current Attendees To Recruit New Ones" got me thinking about the power of people in the meetings industry. Conference attendee recruitment is key to success of annual events. ...

5 Tips To Create an Engaging Conference

Having presented to nearly 1000 audiences, I have seen many live events.  Some were great.  Most seemed good. A few have been blah. Engaging conferences are what everyone wants. From planners to participants, nobody wants a blah experience. To create engaging...

New Vistage Speaker – Thom Singer, CSP

Thom Singer is a new Vistage Speaker.  Although new to working with this organization he is not new to speaking and training.  Thom has presented to over 950 audiences of all sizes inside companies and at large association conferences. As a new Vistage Speaker, Thom...

How To Appreciate Yourself

In my study of how successful people navigate the gap between potential and performance I have talked to over 1000 people. It is interesting to see that there are only a handful of things that come up all the time.  One of the most common traits that people site as a...

Networking at a Conference

Networking at a conference is key to getting the return on your investment from attending a live event. While the education / learning is important, the biggest value can come from making connections.  But networking at a conference can be hard.  Below are a few tips...

I Like Myself – Age Old Advice from Brian Tracy

Recently I posted a blog about the reminder to "like yourself".  In my own journey to improved, I had stumbled upon the reality that I had let some people influence my self esteem. Little snide comments (mostly behind my back that got back to me, but some up front...

Like Yourself – Be A Friend To You.

Often in my work I speak about having "Forever Friends" - those people in your life who will not dump you or "better deal" off to cooler friends.  I am fortunate, as I have several of these special souls who have been grounded in my world. But I have also had the fake...