Mayhem to Mastery – How To Benefit From Unexpected Setbacks

  Imagine you’re working with a brand new client. This is someone who you were introduced to by a trusted friend, and you want to do excellent work. You’re co-hosting a virtual presentation for this individual. If it goes well, this could be a mutually beneficial...
One Simple Test To Know If Your Business Is True to Its Word

One Simple Test To Know If Your Business Is True to Its Word

My friend Dan is a top-notch business consultant. Recently he was advising a client on how to effectively demonstrate her company’s value. He told her, “If you tell stories you can effectively demonstrate your vision and mission.” Her response? “Dan, we...

The Secret Hack To Increase Your Story Impact

VAKS-inaTe Your Stories To Hack Your Audiences’ Emotions  The Question “Michael, what’s your deal? What are you trying to sell us?” Leslie’s question was unexpected. Her tone was so aggressive that I froze. My mind went… blank. I looked at the 49 well-dressed...
One Easy Way To Alienate (Or Piss Off) Your Audience, And Guarantee Your Message ISN’T Heard

One Easy Way To Alienate (Or Piss Off) Your Audience, And Guarantee Your Message ISN’T Heard

“I know I’m over time, but I’ve got two more points I want to make.   ~ A common speaking refrain I was sitting in a room with about 100 other people. The speakers were sharing updates on various activities within our city. The final speaker was clearly over his...