On the Contrary

My first several years as a speaker, consultant and entrepreneur were spent focusing on what everyone else was doing. I tried to figure out ... »

The 4-Step Formula for Seeing Humor in the World

The 4-Step Formula for Seeing Humor in the World

One of the most common questions funny people get is, “How do you ever come up with that stuff?” As a professional humorist (as opposed to a... »

Be the Leader in Your Own Life

Be the Leader in Your Own Life

Bad things happen to good people. That’s just a harsh reality of life. That’s the bad news. The good news is that your success in life has s... »


The Myths of Uniqueness and Being the Best

Competency is Just Table Stakes Many people complain about the external forces that keep them from their goals. But it’s becoming clear that... »


6 Tricks to Stay Sane in the Business

I continually remind myself  to balance my life physically, mentally and spiritually every day to have the strength to be the woman and spea... »


Do Less, Make More: Work Only One Hour a Day by Mastering Leverage

I’ve been trying an experiment. For the last six months, I’ve been working, on average, only one hour each day on my speaking business. This... »


Do You Notice Everything?

Are You a Highly Perceptive Individual? How to Deal with Exceptional Perception and Extraordinary Perspective Dale Irvin, CPAE, gave his sum... »


The 7 Daily Disciplines of the Successful Speaker

Fellow professional speaker Scott Ginsberg once asked me, “What do you do each day to assure your ongoing success?” I thought it was one of ... »


Brassy vs. Classy: What Professional Speakers Can Learn from a YouTube Misfit

One of the most popular YouTube channels belongs to a brassy, in-your-face, 26-year-old young woman named Jenna Mourey, aka Jenna Marbles.  ... »

Randy Gage Acceptance Speech

The 6-Minute Speech and the Monster Under the Bed

Young children occasionally cry out in the night from bad dreams of a monster hiding under the bed. Parents respond by immediately turning o... »

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