In so many articles and videos about speaking, I hear so much advice about how to craft your talk, how to market your talk, but rarely does anyone ever give tangible advice on where you can actually apply to speak as a speaker.
So, I did my own research to find the answers and this is what I came up with.
Some of these suggestions I have tried, and others I have simply been recommended. Let me know which ones you find most effective.
I have broken down the categories of places to speak into these 9 areas:
When did we forget that dating isn’t supposed to be a job, but a fun adventure where you can play, explore your curiosity and create memorable experiences (even if you don’t end up with the person)?
I got inspired to explore how dating is just another form of playing. I am no expert when it comes to dating, but I do consider myself a play aficionado. …
I recently had a conversation with a well-known YouTuber and Trump Supporter, Dr. Karlyn Borysenko. The goal was to have a civilized conversation, try to understand each other, and possibly find common ground.
The conversation lasted 3 hours.
Here’s the proof:
My main takeaway from this discussion was:
We must get outside your echo chamber and attempt to have civilized, respectful conversations with people we disagree with.
There were quite a few additional lessons I learned from that discussion that may help you navigate your next difficult conversation in your life. …
For many small businesses just starting out, when they hear the word “marketing,” it makes them cringe. Why can’t they simply do the work that they do best? Why must businesses have to sell themselves or brag about how great they are rather than simply do the work they do best, and let it speak for itself.
If you feel that way when it comes to marketing, then this article is for you. I was the VP of Marketing for one of the largest STEM organizations in the country for a decade and what I learned, in all those years…
You hear all the time the question: What would you do if you knew you could not fail? I think the more powerful question though is:
What would you do anyway even if you knew you would fail?
Why this question? Because if you did something knowing it would fail, but you were motivated to keep going anyway, that would show true love, true admiration, a true commitment to the work. You then aren’t in it for the results. You aren’t in it for the prestige, the fame, the fortune, the admiration, the praise, or the recognition. …
The famous play thought leader and a play mentor of mine, Kevin Carroll, asks:
What type of conversation are you trying to have:
A transactional or transformational conversation?
In this new reality of fake authenticity, I’ve found that many times when I received a LinkedIn message, I got a feigned interest in me, followed up with what that person is selling. I’m not sure what is worse. Pretending that you want to be friends or simply asking me to give you money directly. Both don’t feel good.
So, I’ve thought about how can a LinkedIn message actually not feel slimy…
All of our greatest innovations, conquests, explorations of self, ways in which we have grown as a human race came from allowing ourselves to explore our imagination and ask the question, “I wonder if this is possible?”
If you think of how you played as a kid and how you shaped worlds to fit your imagination; then made those worlds a reality, that is exactly what you are doing now as an adult.
I think the challenge is that as adults, we are so fixated on making the “right” choice or being “correct” and not allowing ourselves to play more…
We have entered a new normal. A once in a century pandemic that will alter the course of history and change the way we interact in the world. So, why are we choosing to solve the same problems with old, antiquated solutions?
For example, the job hunt. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. unemployment rate is 6.9%. That does not include all the people that are currently underemployed doing part-time jobs or gig work.
Applying to jobs the standard way just doesn’t work in this new, chaotic environment. If you have been in the workforce for quite…
Brands right now have a unique opportunity to connect with so many people through the viral app TikTok, but they seem to not understand it because they have forgotten how to play.
Many brands are showing up on these platforms like TikTok and Snapchat and doing the exact same boring approach to marketing that they did on other social media platforms. Maybe, they are doing some product placement or getting an influencer to use their product, but it is the same dull approach that they used to do with TV and even radio. …