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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...

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...

Self Reliance – You Can’t Always Count On Others

The other day I had a weird experience. There was a conversation with a colleague that impacted me and got me out of a rut that I had been in for some time. We all go through rough patches in life and business.  But this one lasted longer than any I had experienced....

2019 Emmy’s Forgo Event MC – And The Shows Suffered

In 2019 the Academy Awards and the Emmys decided to skip having a master of ceremonies. They made this move for different reasons, but their attempts to play safe and save time left both live broadcasts coming up short of being entertaining. God forbid the engagement...