How the Presidential Race is Giving Stories a Bad Name

A blimp crashes in Florida. If it doesn’t fit the narrative, does it make a sound? To say you’re a big believer in the power of stories is like saying you believe sunshine is important to life on earth. But I am a big believer. We are raised on stories. We’re immersed in them, through fables and […]

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What Constitutes a Debacle?

There’s been some interesting debate on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere about the Clint Eastwood speech, which I labeled a debacle. Some people feel it was successful. It was an authentic moment with Clint being Clint and the crowd inside the hall ate it up. I wouldn’t disagree with any of that. It did seem to […]

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One Hour That Will Change Your Entire Afternoon!

I’ll be on the radio this morning (Thursday the 26th) talking Act Like You Mean Business on All Sides with Ann Fisher (WOSU Columbus Public Radio). We’ll be going for an hour and taking questions from callers. You can listen online and hear some of the best lessons from the book brought to life. Tune in at […]

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Are You Funnier Than Mitt Romney?

“Quick, I need a joke for this speech!” No you don’t. The last you thing you need is to shoehorn some tired, contrived quip into your presentation that has no relevance to your material. All for the sake of “breaking the ice.” Better to let the humor flow naturally and organically. And to respect the […]

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