How Will We Connect? – CONFERENCE CONNECTIONS

It is finally starting to happen.  As a professional speaker I am starting to hear from meeting planners who are looking to host live and in-person events in the fall of 2021.  It has been a long year in the meetings business, and now there seems to be a real movement...

My Ego Got Bruised and Killed

I will admit it, after 11 years as a professional speaker my ego had expanded.  While I was never one of the top earning speakers in the business, I had a good run and supported my family by being a keynote speaker. I liked the business, made friends with other...

Standup Comedy – Try New Things

What scares you? Three years ago I couldn’t have imagined doing a standup comedy set in front of people. Now I am at standup comedy open mics each week (honestly- while I have gotten better…. I have a long way to go to craft and master this art form). Comedy has just...

The ABCs of Networking After the Pandemic

For as long as people have been engaged in commerce, there have been business relationships. Networking for many is a direct line to their success.  Connecting with people brings with it many advantages, and it is still true that people do business with those they...

The Return of Cliquey In-Person Events?

After 16 months of social distancing, many are ready to get back to attending live and in-person conferences.  From local networking events to multiday industry events, people are headed back to meetings. But nobody wants cliquey in-person events. If you are planning...

Networking is Dead – Long Live Networking

Listen. Do you hear them? Do you hear all the people who are saying: “I hate networking”, “Online Networking is Better”, “Networking is a waste of time”, “This is a new era, in-person has no place...