Speakers Bureaus

Yesterday I blogged about “Leadership Speakers” and how I helped steer my former client toward some ideal professional speakers for her 2019 conference. Part of my advice was to contact a speakers bureau. A bureau can be a great resource for someone...

Leadership Speakers

A former client called me on a Saturday morning. She was working on her agenda for her employee engagement conference, and was having a hard time finding the right leadership speaker. She had a limited budget and needed a speaker who is experienced and can “wow” her...

The Power of Longevity

As I add years to life the power of longevity in business blows my mind. Our society is very focused on youth, but there is a lot to be said about having some miles under your belt. The viewpoint from fifty-two years old is much better than the one I had at...

Global Meetings Industry Day – Austin

I am proud to have been part of the meetings industry for over a decade. The tagline of events business that says “Meetings Mean Business” is something I know to be true.  I have seen it first hand having been a speaker or MC at over 800 events. When...

4 Tips For Being A Good Mentor

Recently a gentleman I mentor, Jake Pusch, wrote an LinkedIn blog post called “4 Tips for the Ambitious Mentee”. I was tagged in the post as “the older guy” (ha ha), but I liked his advice for those wanting to establish and effective mentoring...

How To Be Funny

Many people wonder if they can learn to be funny. The answer just might be “yes”. My life has not been void of humor, but over the age of fifty I decided to go in search of laughs.  If you are wondering how to be funny, then I will share my journey to find funny in a...