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Gratitude and Good Tidings
  • Friday, December 21st, 2007 at 1:58 pm
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This is my favorite time of year because I’m reminded more than usual to be grateful for all the blessed bounty we have, to give more of myself to my loved ones, and to know with certainty of even better things to come in the future. This is a joyous season in so many ways, Read More »

Miscellaneous or as Alex might say on Jeopardy, “Potpourri”
  • Friday, December 7th, 2007 at 1:52 pm
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By the way, I miss the old Saturday Night Live parodies with Daryl Hammond as Sean Connery making fun of Will Ferrell’s Alex Trebek and with such classic Celebrity Jeopardy categories as: Words that Rhyme with “Dog”; The Vowels; Movies that Start with the Word “Jaws”; Hot or Cold; Foods that End in “amburger”; and Read More »

Our Year-in-Review “Fun Facts”
  • Friday, November 30th, 2007 at 1:47 pm
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I’ve made it a habit to take some time at the end of every year to reflect on what we’ve accomplished — both as a company and personally. Here’s an accounting of what we’ve been up to this year: ** Number of Speaking Engagements (in-person or via teleconference): 33 ** Approximate number of total people Read More »

How to Tell Better Stories (and Win Friends and Influence People)
  • Thursday, November 15th, 2007 at 1:44 pm
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If you’re like me, you’ll be around friends and family a lot over the next several weeks. I’m big on telling stories — I like to entertain the people around me and (I’ll admit) I like to be the center of attention. I learned a trick a little while back that makes stories and jokes Read More »

“The Power through which you Magnetically Attract Clients is Directly Proportional to the Power through which you Repel Others.”
  • Monday, October 29th, 2007 at 1:41 pm
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I’m often asked, “Why do you just work with small and mid-sized businesses? There seems to be so much you could offer big companies, too.” Well, I suppose we could, but we really don’t have a desire to. And therein lies an interesting insight. We choose to work with small and mid-sized business owners. We Read More »