Civil Discourse – The Time Is NOW To Fix Our Society

The time has come for civil discourse. I recently heard a talk at a conference that championed this truth.  It resonated with me.  Then I began reading about the topic, and it is clear that we need to change the tone. We have let nasty words take the place of...

Giving Referrals – Your Secret Weapon to Get Referrals

Getting and giving referrals is the lifeblood to business. Many people would be out of business if it was not for “word-of-mouth”. I meet many people, across industry lines, who say that their business is a “relationship business”. This could not be more true for...

Performance Management Training

Employee development is an important retention tool. When people feel their employer is helping them grow, they are more likely to stay at the company. Most people like it when they feel their boss has invested in their future. But what is performance management...

Marny Lifshen – Guest Blog on Business Communications

Thanks to my friend (and co-Author of “Some Assembly Required – A Networking Guide of Women”) Marny Lifshen for sharing this post on how to avoid communications snafus.  Marny Lifshen is an accomplished author and speaker and an expert on workplace...

Stand Up Comedy Over Age 50. It’s Okay Not To Be Good

A little over a year ago I tried stand up comedy for the first time. Comedy is the hardest use of the spoken word.  I have given over 850 professional speeches in my career and have hosted nearly 500 episodes of my podcast.  Talking is something I can do.  Telling...

Wednesday Night Austin – Comedy Open Mic Night Austin

The Profile Open Mic – Wednesday Nights in Austin, Texas Wednesday Night Austin: Comedy Open Mic Night Austin, Texas –  What is there to do on a Wednesday Night in Austin?  The Texas capital city is a town with many fun activities. US News named it one of...