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Networking Events and the Corona Virus

First - I am not a doctor....so I cannot report on the medical side of the threat of corona virus.  I can only talk about networking events and the situation they may face in this worldwide threat. Second - I am concerned about all aspects of this virus and how it...

Connecting and Networking for Diversity: Speaker

LinkedIn is a great tool, but it mainly shows you who went to the same colleges, share friends in common, or worked for the same company. These are important things to know when networking, but it also tends to connect you with people who are similar to you.  Sameness...

The Relationship Driven Conference

All of us who are part of event planning and creation need to help cultivate a "Relationship Driven Conference" - Every Time!  A Networking Speaker sets the tone to get people engaged. People attend live events for two reasons: Education and Networking. So do not...

A Lonely Extrovert – Yes, That Is A Real Thing

It is hard to proclaim that you are feeling sad and lonely when you are an extrovert. People do not assume you can fall victim to loneliness or think you can be depressed.  Often you become really good at hiding you loneliness from everyone, and often from yourself. ...

Together by Vivek Murthy – New Book on Loneliness

This April there is a new book coming out that I think is going to be a runaway best seller.  It speaks to one of the biggest problems in our highly connected society: Loneliness. The book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, ...

Positive People Welcome – Negative People… Not So Much

My wife and I were having a deep conversation about life, the future, and people we have known over nearly 30 years together.  She stated a strong compliment about two couples we know.  She said, "they are all positive about in how they talk of others.  And they are...

5 Tips To Lead Through Disruption In Any Industry

Disruption is coming. A conversation with a CEO for my podcast was thought provoking and interesting on the topic of "disruption". He mentioned that "Disruption will happen in your industry... whether you like it or not". Boom. So true. Change is the only consistent....

Reinventing Yourself After 50 – You Can Do It

Reinventing yourself after 50 seems daunting. We like milestones and a “big”birthday can get us thinking about our lives. We may want to explore wildly new areas of our existence. Age 50 can be a scary time in life and career. Changes we desire may be about the people...

Pushing Through to the Finish – The Performance Gap

There are countless things that stop people from reaching their goals.  I have been studying "the Performance Gap" for three years and some people push through and others quit on their way to completing their desired tasks.  Pushing through to the finish is not always...

The Performance Gap – Law Firm Training

There is a performance gap that exists inside many law firms.  Law firm training programs often miss the mark, but I brings something different. The Performance Gap is real in all industries, but working with attorneys is one of my favorite things.  This gap is not...